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The Ontario First Nations Young People and the Chiefs of Ontario are pleased to announce that the Third Annual First Nations Youth Symposium will be held on February 24-26, 2006. This event will be jointly hosted in Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation.
This year’s theme will focus on Education and will provide First Nations youth with the opportunity to learn of First Nation approaches to education, balancing traditional values in pursuit of education, the importance of languages, and other relevant topics. In addition there will be presentations and discussions from youth regarding the challenges and opportunities before them.
All First Nation youth 16-29 years of age are invited to attend this symposium. However, youth under 18 are required to have a chaperone. Unfortunately, because funds are limited, the Chiefs of Ontario will not be covering the cost of travel for participants. Youth are encouraged to seek sponsorship for this event. First Nations are also encouraged to support their youth to attend by assisting in costs for travel. Accommodations for out of town participants will be provided.
The symposium will bring together youth, educators, traditional elders, and technical experts for the opportunity to exchange dialogue and information that will benefit participants and First Nations youth in general. This gathering will also provide a framework for the OFNYPC to develop a strategy to lobby on issues pertaining to education. As a result, it will be an excellent opportunity for youth to come out and have their voices heard.
Please fill out the attached registration form and return to the Chiefs of Ontario. Forms are also available on our website (www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/youth). Deadline for applications is February 1, 2006.
For more information please contact Brent Wesley, Youth Coordinator at 1-877-517-6527 or by email at email@example.com.
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