Located in Dryden, Ontario, the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (Northern Chiefs Council) and Crescive Corporation (a partner of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board) consortium provides professional, technical and academic training for water plant operators. The delivery of safe potable water to individual community members is a priority for First Nation governments throughout Canada. Provincial regulations (Ontario Water Resources Act) are changing and operators are now required to obtain a valid water operator's license. Courses include: OIT Certification, Class 1 & Class 2 Operator Certification as well as Academic Upgrading. Visit www.watertraining.ca for a complete course calendar for 2004 or call TOLL FREE 1-866-889-1135.
Next Course starts January 5, 2003 in Dryden with staggered enrolment allowed up until January 15,2004. Call today (807)223-4970 for more information or to request a complete registration package.
Bruce K. Beardy, Manager of Culture, Language and Education programs at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute, is being awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.
As stated on their website (http://www.woodland-centre.on.ca/SGpage.html), "The Language Council works with teachers and other language professionals and educators by organizing professional development workshops, conferences and forging partnerships with a variety of domestic and international institutions and individuals who want to assist us in our struggle to retain our languages."
The presentation will take place on October 17 in London, Ontario, at the Language Council's fall conference.
Retirement Celebration for
You are invited to join the Governing Council and Staff of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute in recognizing Ruth Baxter, who has recently announced her retirement from “active service”. We will be celebrating the dedication, accomplishments and contributions that Ruth has brought to the many people and organizations she has worked with over the course of her career.
Location: Airlane Travelodge Motel – Madrid Room
Date: Friday, October 10, 2003
Time: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tickets are $25.00 per person and may be obtained by calling Wesley O’Connor at (807) 346-2773, by fax (345-2924) or by e-mail (email@example.com). Tickets are limited and must be purchased by Thursady, October 9, 2003.
Please let us know if you would like to say a few words.
We look forward to seeing you!
CERTIFICATE IN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
Dates: October 20, 2003 to January 30, 2004
Deadline for Registration: October 10, 2003
Education and Training Institute
107 Johnson Avenue, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2V9
(includes books and
In Class: $1,425
The Certificate in Web Development is a 12 week full-time certificate program. The students in the program will learn to design, build and manage multimedia websites and internet applications using the latest software from Macromedia.
Macromedia Studio MX contains a suite of integrated tools that provides all you need to build everything from simple web pages to Rich Internet Applications. Studio MX is the most widely used software in the industry and is the software of choice for professional Web designers. Our program will focus on three software packages, and upon successful completion of the program you will be able to:
• Create web sites using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
• Create web graphics using Fireworks MX
• Deliver cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations, presentations, and Web applications using Macromedia Flash MX.
Students will be given assignments to be completed by a certain date, THIS IS NOT A SELF-PACED COURSE. Assignments are given and accepted through our Oshki Online Training website (www.oshki.ca/training), and correspondence with the instructor will take place through message boards and live chat during the afternoons (1:00 – 5:00 pm EST).
Students will receive in-class instruction with the course instructor during the morning (9:00 to 12:00). During the afternoon, students will complete assignments. The instructor will assist the students with any problems concerning the assignments, course material, or computer issues in general (course-related questions will be given priority).
The In-Class students will take advantage of one of Oshki’s new computer labs, T-1 connected Internet (faster than “high-speed” Internet), local area network and in-house Linux Web server.
System Requirements (for Online Class):
200 MHz Intel Pentium processor (or equivalent)
Windows 98 SE, ME, NT4, 2000, or XP
64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
300 MB free hard drive disk space
1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colours) colour display or better
Mac OS 9.1 and higher, or OS X 10.1 and higher
64 MB RAM (128 recommended)
300 MB free hard drive space
1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colours) colour display or better
CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Devon Meekis (Instructor) or Rob Wesley
To Register, Contact:
Front Desk: 807-346-2770
Toll Free: 1-866-63 OSHKI
Sign up online for this course, or any course that
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute offers at
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute has been established under the mandate of the Chiefs of Nishnawbe Aski Nation to develop, design and deliver post-secondary programs and services. The Institute is an independent institution offering courses in language and culture, social services, computer and information technology, management and administration, and teacher education.
The Annual General Meeting of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win will be held on October 1, 2003 at Chapleau Cree First Nation. All NAN First Nations or Education Authorities are invited to send one voting representative to the meeting. Representatives attending the meeting will be eligible to stand for election to the Governing Council. Following the meeting, on October 2, a workshop for board members and those who work with boards will be provided.
For further information, or to receive a registration package, please contact:
Ruth Baxter, Executive Director,
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute,
107 Johnson Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2V9
Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute Executive Director Ruth Baxter signed a Agreement for Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education though Community-Based Delivery August 7, 2003.
Through the Agreement, Cambrian College and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute will foster educational opportunities and encourage excellence in the development and delivery of postsecondary education and training programs. Objectives of the partnership include improving accessibility, retention, and success of Aboriginal students in postsecondary programs; ensuring quality programmming; responding to the employment and training needs within First Nation communities; and working together to contribute to the advancement of First Nations self-governance, economic development and self-sufficiency.
The agreement will also provide a vehicle for collaboration in future program development, student services, and faculty professional development.
The opening of the First Nations University of Canada is a long time dream of many people. The new building, designed by Douglas Cardinal (who is also involved with the design of the new Minoyawin Hospital in Sioux Lookout) and the expanded mandate of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College creates new opportunities for all Aboriginal people across Canada. Check out the CBC news story as well as the video clip about the opening that contains interviews with the university's vice-president and other First Nation leaders.
The students of Victoria Linklater School of North Spirit Lake left the community, May 20th and returned June 2, 2003.
It all became a reality, after Joseph Farsang, the Grade 4 -6 teacher along with staff from the school to get the application in for the KANATA Program.
It was a new experience for all 19 children, and I'm sure each will have memories of the trip that they went on, to get to Richmond, British Columbia.
Thanks to all the sponsors who made it happen... I will do this list as soon as I get all the information.
The front page of the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (Friday, May 23) had the picture of this year's celebrating graduates from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School.