First Nation youth gather in Sioux Lookout to share and learn IT skills

Youth workers from 25 different First Nations across northern Ontario came together this week in Sioux Lookout to further develop their IT skills. Lead by Angus Miles (Fort Severn) and Jesse Fiddler (Sandy Lake) this week's training workshop provided everyone with the opportunity to meet each other and share their stories and experiences.

Click here to check out the pictures from this gathering.

Click here to visit the Youth Workers online training and sharing meeting space. (requires registration)

The IT Youth Worker employment project is coordinated by Keewaytinook Okimakanak's K-Net Services with funding support from Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet program and HRSDC. Marie Carson, Darlene Rae and Jeannie Carpenter are working together to support the Youth Workers and the training coordinators from across Ontario.

Participants in this week's training workshop include:

  • Attawapiskat Nation - Jean Okimaw
  • Bearskin Lake First Nation - Yvonne Kamenawatamin
  • Constance Lake - Norman J Sutherland
  • Deer Lake First Nation - Curtis Rae
  • Fort Severn First Nation - Lyle Thomas
  • Garden River First Nation - Lisabeth Boissoneau
  • Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation (Shoal Lake No 39) - Kelly Blackhorse
  • Kasabonika Lake First Nation - Allison Anderson
  • Keewaywin First Nation - Jason Kakegamic
  • Kingfisher Lake First Nation - Terry Mamakwa
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake) - Robinson Hudson
  • Lac Seul First Nation - Adam Gordon
  • M'Chigeeng First Nation (West Bay FN) - Richard Debassige
  • New Slate Falls Nation - Desmond Roundhead
  • North Caribou Lake Nation (Weagamow Lake) - Derek Kanate
  • North Spirit Lake First Nation - Corey Rae
  • Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation - Shawn Kelly
  • Pikangikum First Nation  - Gavin Turtle
  • Poplar Hill First Nation - Zachariah Suggashie
  • Sachigo Lake First Nation - Angus Miles - Trainer
  • Sachigo Lake First Nation - Maria Mckay
  • Sandy Lake First Nation -  Curtis Drake
  • Sandy Lake First Nation - Jesse Fiddler - Trainer
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation - Tim Gardner
  • Webequie First Nation - Leah Wabasse