RedWAY BC News E-zine
RedWAY BC News E-zine
Harnessing Technology to Honour, Inform and Connect Urban Aboriginal Youth to Services, Opportunities, the Community and Each Other

Monday, August 24, 2009 Issue 82 - Partners in Promoting Aboriginal Relations: ACCESS Programs for September, BC Hydro Opportunities, Aboriginal Youth Media Team Successes!   VOLUME 6 ISSUE 7  
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Meet the Little Creek Drumming Group
Issue 81 - Aboriginal Youth Media Team stories, Aboriginal Events, Summer breaks and camps
June 29, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 6
Issue 80 - Aboriginal Events for Spring Success, Win to Get In Contests for Don Burnstick Show and Tomson Highway Play, Free Workshops
April 30, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 5
Issue 79 - April Updates
April 11, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 4
Issue 78 - Special Issue Promoting Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Events
March 13, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 3
Issue 77 - Meet us at ICT Summit, Aboriginal Employment Training Programs
February 11, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 2
Issue 76 - New Year, New Aboriginal Youth Media Team, New Focus on Digital and Media Literacy
January 30, 2009
Vol. 6 Issue 1
Issue 75 - Winter Holiday Warm Wishes from Spiritlink Communications & the Aboriginal Youth Media Team
December 24, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 14
Issue 73 - Planning for Aboriginal Economic Development, Native News, Job Postings, Investing in Youth
November 4, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 12
Issue 72 - Harvesting for the Future: Aboriginal Economic Development, First Nations Education Initiatives, Native Health & Wellness Events
October 3, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 11
Issue 71 - Back to Reality: September Events, Aboriginal Job Postings, Native News, Announcing New Section for Aboriginal Business and Economic Development
September 19, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 10
Issue 70 - Celebrating Native Culture, Aboriginal Student Successes
July 17, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 9
Issue 69 - Grads, Dads, & NAD Events with Aboriginal Youth Writers
June 17, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 8
Indian Residential School Survivor Apology Special Issue
June 11, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 7
Issue 68 - May News & Events In the Aboriginal Community
May 8, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 6
Issue 66 - ICT Summit 2008 Special Issue, Spring News in the Native Community
March 24, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 4

Arts & Culture Section
Meet the Little Creek Drumming Group
Keeping connections alive
by Elizabeth Alexander

Here is some background information about the young artits from the Little Creek Drumming Group that we met this spring at the Gathering Our Voices 2009 Conference in Kelowna, BC.
Aboriginal Youth Media Team (AYM Team) members Christie Lee (aka Sister Crunch) Charles and Kristin Kozuback hold down the Spiritlink/RedWAY BC News booth at the 2008 BCAAFC Gathering Our Voices Conference
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We promote you & the good work you do! 
We are very thankful to our partners.
Their financial and in-kind contributions help keep RedWAY BC News free for the our readers.
RedWAY Copper Thunderbird Partner
ACCESS - Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society AHRDA logo for RedWAY BC Partner
ACCCESS - Aboriginal Career Community Employment Services Society
 “Building Futures Today”
RedWAY Bronze Salmon Partner
We love Metis Entreprenuer Jeff Ward for providing Spiritlink with an easy to use YikeSite
YikeSite Websites
 "You do websites”
Job Postings & Employment News (JPEN)
Section Champions

Stitsma Squamish Nation Employment and Training Centre
“Empowering Your Career Journey”
BC Hydro Aboriginal Relations
“For Generations” 
Spiritlink's Aboriginal Media Partners

SAY Magazine
“Spirit of Aboriginal Youth”
NationTalk Newswire Service

“Powered by YOU!”
Spiritlink's Partners for the 2009-2010
Aboriginal Youth Media (AYM) Team Project    

KAYA - Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association logo empowering Youth engagement and policy development -  for RedWAY BC News free ezine Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association (KAYA)

Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy (MVUAS)
Bruce Lacroix and Associates
The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcilation through the Aboriginal BEST (Business and Enterpreneurship Skills Training) Program
Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)
Want to see your name and website link here and support 21st Century Literacy Skill Development? Ask us about the AYM Team Project!
Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
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NEW - Media links we love...

Media links sent in by readers:

7 readers: PM's address to Australian Parliament apologizing to Aboriginal Peoples
 ABC TV (video speeches) (audio) (video reaction) 
2 readers: Meet the new AFN Grand Chief Shawn Atleo his first speech on Squamish Nation Territory after winning the role as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations short intro from May 2009, before he won
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AYM Team videos:
Meet our Aboriginal Youth Media Team (AYM Team) at the Gathering Our Voices Conferences, meet some of our Youth editors, check out Mark's Media Literacy Concept video at,  see a "FNES New staff welcome video" we created for the First Nations Employment Society, and more. Visit  Send us your fav's and comments to
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