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

Friday, November 17, 2006 Issue 44 - Winter Seminars, contests, and events   VOLUME 3 ISSUE 18  
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Treaty Settlements & Financial Management: Are we prepared for the future?
First Annual Planning Forum for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples Training Session
Aboriginal Spirit: Honouring Women, Arts & Fashion Evening Extravaganza
Susan Aglukark Contest ends November 30th!
RedWAY BC News 2006 Readers' Survey & Contest
Minerva Foundation: Aboriginal Program Coordinator
ACCESS Community Forum & RFP Info session
Smoke Signals Section: Aboriginal Annoucements, Native Messages and NDN News
Job Postings, Aboriginal Employment & Training Programs
Awaken the Spirit Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival
Can you say "Thank You" in 20 Traditional Aboriginal languages?
Aboriginal Women in Leadership Conference Responses
Boiled Water Advisory - Lower Mainland areas
Treaty Settlements: Are we prepared for the future?
United Native Nations: National Hockey Tournament
NEW! Aboriginal College Prep Course - FREE Tuition
Events Calendar: Aboriginal Craft Fairs, AFOA Winter Conference
Vancouver International Film Festival Success
$10,000 Education Trust fund for winning logo
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National Centre for First Nations Governance - Policy and Implementation Officer Posting for BC

Job Postings, employment initiatives, and training opportunities- November 2006
 
We're looking to make this section a permanent feature in each issue of RedWAY BC News, PLUS offer special issues like our "Aboriginal Youth Employment Issue" if enough companies want to support our e-zine. We'd like to create a special simple version of a one-page RedWAY Employment News Bulletin. With your help, we can keep our community informed about jobs and opportunities with organizations committed to supporting and promoting employment for Aboriginal people. We'd like to advertise for YOU and help you connect to Aboriginal Youth employees! Details…
 
Horizontal Scroll: Share the opportunities! 
Do you see a job perfect for a friend? Use the "Tell a Friend" link at the bottom of this page and send a brief message to someone YOU think needs to see this page!
Here's a listing of job titles, potential employers and their closing dates. Click on the hyperlink to read more about each job to see the full details below.
 
1.      National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG) - Policy and Implementation Officer Posting, BC Region - join this newly created independent national organization mandated to support First Nations across Canada as they seek to implement their inherent rights of self-government and to assist First Nations in the further development of their day-to-day government operations. Deadline Nov. 24, details below
2.      Minerva Foundation Aboriginal Program Coordinator - see posting, this issue.
3.      Youth at Work Program Coordinator -earn 8$ an hour for 30 hours a week!! Get Food Safe, First Aid, and Super Host certificates; half time learning life and employability skills in a classroom setting and the other half in a HOTEL WORK PLACEMENT!
4.      Team Leader - Aboriginal Child and Family Support Program - Deadline Nov. 15th
5.      Logo Contest -Spirit of the Children Society - $250 prize Deadline Nov. 15th
6.      APTN  2 positions in Iqaluit -   Camera/Editor and Reporter/Correspondent
7.      Vancouver Women's Health Collective - Information Centre Director - advocate for appropriate, quality health care for women.  If you value women’s knowledge, support one another to take charge of our own health, and raise awareness and inspire action for the feminist advancement of women’s health then apply by Nov. 22
8.      Logo Contest - $10,000 Education Trust Fund Prize - Deadline December 1st, 2006 for First Nations Forestry Council Society - FNFCS See article, this issue.
9.      Counselor needed immediately to work and tour with innovative new meth awareness theatre and project about healing art, created in collaboration with First Nations communities.
10.  Become part of history - get involved in the 2010 Olympic Games Initiative! Read invitation below and see 10 current postings including a range of jobs that are developing each week!
 11.  First Talk with Tamara Bell - being created for APTN! New Aboriginal daytime talk show looking for guests,  therapist, a spiritual healer, a medical doctor , an elder, a make-up artist and fashion consultant
12.  Kiesman Consulting two-day workshop that focuses on how trauma has an impact on the human mind and body November 9th, 10th, 2006 at Squamish Recreation Centre
13. BC Hydro has tons of new job postings in Engineering,  Environment, Finance & Accounting, HR, Information Technology,  Legal,  Management,  Marketing & Communications,  Skilled Trades, Technologist & Technician
Contact Jeannie Cranmer, Aboriginal Education & Employment Coordinator at BC Hydro, by email jeannie.cranmer@bchydro.com or phone 604 623-4401 . Bookmark their Careers page - just visit www.bchydro.com/careers   to fill out an online application. APPLY NOW FOR BC Hydro scholarships, go to www.bchydro.com/scholarships   
14. Native Education Centre Career Fair announced - Feb. 6th, 2007 Join us at 285 E. 5th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. And visit www.necvancouver.org for Spring Program information.

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Details of Job Postings - deadlines, contact info and links…

 
Youth at Work Next Intake Now!!
 
Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that we have officially begun our intake for the next cycle of Youth at Work. Individual interviews will be held through the month of November with our group interview taking place November 24th!!
 
The start date for our 8th cycle is Monday,December 4th and runs three months!!
Each participant will be paid 8$ an hour for 30 hours a week!!
Certification in Food Safe, First Aid, and Super Host
 
Participants will be spending half their time learning life and employability skills in a classroom setting and the other half in a HOTEL WORK PLACEMENT!  Some examples of work placements include Front Desk, Housekeeping, Front of House, Valet, Bellman, House Keeping, Kitchen Staff and Breakfast Bar Attendant.
 
If you have clients or know any youth between the ages of 15-30, ready to make a 3-month commitment, and legally entitled to work in Canada...Call Rhiannon at 604-629-0007 or fax in client's referral to 604-215-2475!
 
 Rhiannon Wong, Youth at Work Program Coordinator
15 Victoria Drive       Vancouver, BC  V5L 4C1
Tel: (604) 629-0007             Fax: (604) 215-2475
http://www.froghollow.bc.ca/youthatwork.html

 
Spirit of the Children Society


 

Logo Contest

Are you creative? Are you Artistic?

Aboriginal children and youth are encouraged to enter this exciting contest!!

The newly incorporated Aboriginal agency Spirit of the Children Society is looking for an artistic design to use as its agency logo.
The logo will :
  • Reflect the agency goals of providing respectful, culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal children and families.
  • Reflect the diversity of Aboriginal people in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-cities.
  • Be an original design created by the artist.
  • Show the significance of children and families within Aboriginal communities.
  • Be designed so that it can be easily duplicated onto letterhead, brochures and business cards.
 
The winner will receive a prize of $250.
 
The contest winner will be notified within one week of the closing date.
Please submit all entries by November 15, 2006  to:
Logo Contest
Spirit of the Children Society
c/o The Children’s Foundation
2750 East 18th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V5M-4W8
 

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TEAM LEADER- ABORIGINAL SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.
 
The Aboriginal Child and Family Support Program of Vancouver Native Health Society require a Team Leader for the Aboriginal Supported Child Care Services. This positions reports to the program Manager. The purpose of the Aboriginal Supported Child Development is to support the inclusion of Aboriginal children who require additional support to participate in childcare or community settings chosen by their families. The Team Leader will supervise a staff team who will work directly with Aboriginal Families to develop these arrangements.
 
Qualifications:
 
Educations and Training:
 
A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood development, child and youth care, psychology, social work, education, or a field related to child development, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Training in inclusion, family centered services delivery, child development, delay and disability, early intervention and working with Aboriginal families in an urban setting or within Aboriginal communities with culturally appropriate practices.
 
Experience:
 
Three to five years work experience in the early childhood development sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-base services, Aboriginal families and related provincial and community support services systems.
 
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
 
1-     Provide leadership and direction to line workers, including Aboriginal Supported Child Development staff.
 
2-     Work in partnership with Community Partners to ensure effective integration of Aboriginal Children into Childcare or community settings.
 
3-     Ensure workloads are fairly distributed among staff.
 
4-     Ensure that program standards, guidelines and policies are communicated to line staff and are maintained in the course of service delivery.
 
5-     Provide input into the hiring of staff, the successful completion of the probation period, and the annual performance appraisals of line staff.
 
6-     Provide input into the training needs of line staff.
 
7-     Supervise expenditures within budget allocation and recommend amendments to existing budget and allocations.
 
8-     Ensure accurate program and client record are maintained, ensuring confidentiality of all information.
 
9-     Prepare promotional information and ensure that programs and services are well communicated among the Aboriginal Community in Vancouver.
 
10- Prepare reports, proposals and other documents as required.
 
11- Provide clinical supervision and direction to staff in the area of Supported Child development, specifically related to the needs of Aboriginal Children and families, crisis management and case management.
 
12- Participate as part of the management team of the Aboriginal Child and Family Support Services Program.
 
The starting salary is $50,000.00 per year plus an extensive Benefit package after 6 months.
 
Application with a complete resume must be received by 5: 00 pm. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006.
 
Addressed to: Horacio Valle, program manager, child and family support program, c/o Vancouver Native Health Society, 449 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5.  E-mail address: vnhs@shawbiz.ca
 
APTN  Camera/Editor - Iqaluit

 

COMPETITION NUMBER06/07-13                                            November 10, 2006 POSTING  
 

Camera/Editor - Iqaluit   Reporting to the Manager of Operations in Winnipeg, we have a career opportunity for an experienced individual who will be responsible for all day-to-day production operations in the Iqaluit news bureau.
 
Key Responsibilities:
·         Shoot and edit news materials for APTN National News and Current Affairs programming.
·         Transmit news material via satellite to the APTN Winnipeg Production centre under tight deadlines
 
Requirements:
·         Demonstrated experience in the use of ENG camera and accessories for news gathering
·         Proven experience in the use of Avid non-linear editing systems as well as linear straight cut edit systems
·         Broadcasting certificate or equivalent experience with a minimum of five years experience in a television network
·         Valid drivers license
·         Demonstrable expertise in Aboriginal issues
·         Travel required
 
As this position is part of a bargaining unit, the successful candidate will operate under the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild.  
Remuneration:  DOQ/DOE plus Northern Allowance.  This is a national search; therefore, a relocation allowance will be provided if necessary.
  Please your resume quoting the competition number and where you saw this ad, by 3 p.m. (CST), Friday, November 24, 2006, to:
 
Mary Lavigne, CHRP
Manager of Labour Relations
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

339 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2C3

Fax:  (204) 943-2368 E-Mail: mlavigne@aptn.ca
 
 
COMPETITION NUMBER06/07-14                                            November 10, 2006   POSTING

Reporter/Correspondent – Iqaluit

  APTN National News/Current Affairs has a career opportunity for an experienced individual who will be responsible for submitting daily story ideas to the Winnipeg Production Centre within the News and Current Affairs Department.
 
Key responsibilities:
·         Submit daily story ideas and feed stories to the Winnipeg Production Centre on time and within budget
·         Receive assignments and evaluate leads
·         Gather and verify information
·         Direct the Camera/Editor
·         Appear on-camera when conducting interviews, do stand-ups, narration
·         Give live reports from the site of events
·         Write stories, intros, and extros.
 
Requirements:
·         A minimum of two years experience meeting the deadlines of daily or weekly television
·         A journalism degree, certificate or equivalent experience
·         As an on-air representative of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples – must be of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry
·         Must be able to articulate social, economic and cultural issues relevant to Aboriginal communities
·         Travel required
 
As this position is part of a bargaining unit, the successful candidate will operate under the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild.  
Remuneration:  DOQ/DOE plus Northern Allowance.  This is a national search; therefore, a relocation allowance will be provided if necessary.
  Please provide a demo tape of you delivering a newscast, a paragraph stating how you would focus and visualize a current Aboriginal story of your choice, and your resume quoting the competition number and where you saw this ad, by 3 p.m. (CST), Friday, November 24, 2006, to:
 
Mary Lavigne, CHRP
Manager of Labour Relations
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

339 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2C3

Fax:  (204) 943-2368 E-Mail: mlavigne@aptn.ca
 

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NCFNG - Policy and Implementation Officer Posting, BC Region

 
Policy and Implementation Officer
British Columbia Region
 
The National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG) is a newly created independent national organization that is mandated to support First Nations across Canada as they seek to implement their inherent rights of self-government and to assist First Nations in the further development of their day-to-day government operations.  The Centre is headquartered on Squamish First Nation Territory in West Vancouver, B.C. and also has offices in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
 
This leading-edge national First Nations organization is currently seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to become part of the NCFNG team as Policy and Implementation Officer for the British Columbia Region based on Squamish First Nation Territory in West Vancouver, B.C.
 
THE CANDIDATE:
 
Reporting to and under the direction of the Regional Manager, British Columbia Region, the Policy and Implementation Officer ensures valued participation of administrative and support services, including the development and implementation of work plans and objectives as directed by the Regional Manager.  The incumbent will actively participate with all regional staff members and activities, consistent with operational requirements in the region and nationally.  He/she is one of the NCFNG regional contact persons in their assigned region for First Nations and non-native communities.  The incumbent will support and foster relationships with strategic partners and community organizations and conduct or facilitate translation activities. With support from the Regional Manager, he/she will develop and/or implement specific policies, programs, training packages and/or participate in seminars with and for First Nation communities.  The incumbent monitors his/her assigned region’s social/economic and political fronts as it may relate to the Centre’s four core service areas and reports accordingly. The incumbent will perform other related administrative duties and functions.
 
The candidate will possess the following fundamental qualifications:
 
·        Degree in Business Administration, Management, Political Science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant senior experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education;
·        A minimum of 5 years experience with First Nations or Aboriginal organizations in a related capacity;
·        Significant knowledge of First Nations issues, governance, socio-economic, grassroots and community issues, traditions, cultures, and political systems within the assigned region;
·        Intermediate level of knowledge of computer software programs including, Excel, Microsoft Work, PowerPoint, Outlook, email, wireless communications, etc.;
·        Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, teamwork, negotiation, leadership skills, and sound judgement;
·        Successful experience in relationship building and conflict resolution skills in order to influence, create, and maintain strategic and stakeholder relationships;
·        Demonstrated diplomacy, tact, planning, and organizing skills;
·        Ability and willingness to travel when required;
·        Understanding an Aboriginal language is an asset;
·        Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills in one or both official languages, French and/or English, is required.
·        Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry.
 
A competitive compensation package based on qualifications is offered for this newly created position.  If you are qualified and want to assist the National Centre for First Nations Governance achieve its goals, please mail your resume in confidence by November 24th, 2006, to the attention of Mr. Sheldon Tetreault, National Centre for First Nations Governance, 100 Park Royal South, Suite 1006, West Vancouver, B.C., V7T 1A2 or by E-Mail, at stetreault@fngovernance.org.
 
For more information about the National Centre for First Nations Governance, please visit our website:  www.fngovernance.org 
 
 
Please be advised that the National Centre for First Nations Governance appreciates the interest and efforts of all the applicants, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
 
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INCLUSION - ABORIGINAL
Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund
 
In September we told you about the two grant programs as part of the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacies Fund Announcements.  2010 Legacies Now works closely with many First Nation communities and organizations. There are several new and exciting programs and initiatives offered to Aboriginals and Aboriginal youth
 
One funding opportunity is still available on the "Inclusion" Section of the 2010 LEGACIES NOW website.
 
High Performance Athlete Assistance Grant
 
The High Performance Athlete Assistance Grant assists athletes of Aboriginal ancestry, including Aboriginal athletes with a disability, who require financial assistance in their pursuit of excellence.   Grant Available NOW - Deadline November 10, 2006 at 4:30 pm
 
Click on the "Aboriginal" Section header, or visit this link:
http://www.2010legaciesnow.com/Content/Inclusion/Aboriginal.asp?langid=1
 
INCLUSION - ABORIGINAL
Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund
 
The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supports Aboriginal youth in BC to prosper in winter sports. On November 22, 2002 the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund (AYSLF) was created as an agreement between the Province of British Columbia, the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, and the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation.  The AYSLF provides an excellent opportunity to support innovative programs aimed at assisting Aboriginal youth in the province of British Columbia to prosper in the future of winter sport.  For further information about the AYSLF including other funding opportunities, please visit www.2010LegaciesNow.com.
 
VISIT THE INCLUSION SECTION OF THE 2010 LEGACIES NOW WEBSITE, AND CLICK ON THE ABORIGINAL HEADER, or visit this link: http://www.2010legaciesnow.com/Content/Inclusion/Aboriginal.asp?langid=1
 
Applications can be sent via mail or fax to:
 
Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund Committee
C/O 2010 Legacies Now
Attention:  Katherine Ringrose, Manager, Inclusion Initiatives
#400 - 1095 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC     V6E 2M6
Fax: 778-327-5199
 
For further inquiries:     Please call (778) 327-5140
Or email AYSLF@2010legaciesnow.com 
See previous RedWAY BC News article link in : http://www.imakenews.com/spiritlink/e_article000656414.cfm?x=b11,b1KBfSp5,w
 
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COUNSELOR NEEDED TO WORK AND TOUR WITH INNOVATIVE NEW METH AWARENESS PROJECT
 
October 11, 2006

Hi Kristin,
David Diamond (director of Headlines Theater) got in touch with me yesterday to ask if I knew any counselors who could tour with their theatre project for their new production called "METH", he has a link attached to the website...please pass the message on...they need a counsellor a.s.a.p.!
Here is the link to the web site for more info about Meth, the project, and the parnters working through forum theatre to connect communities together.
 
http://www.headlinestheatre.com/Meth/index.htm
 
The counselor's salary will be
In Vancouver:   $550/week.  What could work is having someone for the
community workshop only (November 1 - 6 inclusive)
 
On tour: June 12 - March 4 at the latest: $630/week + $45/day for food. We
cover accommodation (double occupancy rooms) and travel (15 passenger van).
 
Thanks and all the best
 
David
From David Diamond, D.Litt. (Hon.)
Artistic and Managing Director/Joker
Headlines Theatre
#323-350 East 2nd Ave.
Vancouver, BC  Canada  V5T 4R8
(604) 871-0508 (ph)  (604) 871-0209 (fax)
e-mail: david@headlinestheatre.com
web:    http://www.headlinestheatre.com/
 
Citizenship:    Earth
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 to participate in 2010!  New listings on website - details below.
 
Dear Community Members
 
This is a personal note from your Aboriginal sister, Lara Mussell (Sto:lo Nation). As most of you know, I am a member of the Aboriginal Participation team with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. (If you would like to learn more about VANOC and the 2010 Games, visit the Job Opportunities at http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/Participation/JobOpportunities.  Book mark it in your favourites. Plus, be sure to visit the Aboriginal Participation pages.
 
VANOC has a goal to achieve unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning and staging of the 2010 Games. This includes encouraging members of the Aboriginal community to apply for employment opportunities. VANOC is working to dramatically increase the number of applicants from the Aboriginal community and while our HR department is working on their recruitment strategies (with our assistance), I would appreciate it if you could pass along the message to your network of friends, family members and colleagues to regularly visit the http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/Participation/JobOpportunities website for job postings (updated on a weekly basis).   If you know an Aboriginal person who is passionate about being a part of the 2010 experience, please have them forward their resume with cover letter directly to me at lara_mussellsavage@vancouver2010.com


There are many employment and volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas and currently visiting our website regularly for updates is the only way to find out about them. \
 
Job areas include:
Administration - there is a high need for Administrative Assistants - this role has just been added on the VANOC website - resumes for this role are accepted now in advance of specific postings.
 
And more are being posted in Finance, Sport, Competition Management, Venue Management, Transportation, Human Resources, Legal, Communications, Sponsorship, Information Technology, Accommodation… the list goes on!
 
Thank you for helping me to build awareness to the Aboriginal community about the opportunities to be a part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 
Respectfully,
 
Lara Mussell (Sto:lo Nation)
Aboriginal Participation Specialist
Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver
3585 Graveley Street/3585 rue Graveley
Vancouver, BC (C.-B.) V5k 5J5
Fax: 778-328-2079
E-mail: human_resources@vancouver2010.com 
 
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A FOCUS TO HEALING TRAUMA WORKSHOP
Kiesman Consulting is pleased to announce this intriguing two-day workshop that focuses on how trauma has an impact on the human mind and body
 
This work shop provides a clear and basic understanding of the pathway in which trauma enters the internal system and forever changes the human behavior
 
Workshop #1
November 9th, 10th, 2006
Squamish Recreation Centre
100 Capilano Rd
North Vancouver, BC
 
Workshop #2
November 16th, 17th, 2006
Odawa Friendship Centre
# 12 Sterling Road
Ottawa, Ontario
 
For further information please contact us at:
Phone (250) 383-6100
Fax (250) 383-


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