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Thursday, July 17, 2008 Issue 70 - Celebrating Native Culture, Aboriginal Student Successes   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 9  
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In this issue...
Douglas College stream aims to recruit more Aboriginal people to child and youth care
Fraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority (FRIAA) Looking to YOU to Join New Youth Council
Job Posting: President Position at Native Education College (NEC)
Aboriginal Health Quick List: Canoe Journeys, Wellness
My First Time Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
Our Newest Guest Aboriginal Youth Writer
Calendar of Events: 40 events like: Summits, WALK4JUSTICE to Ottawa!
Job Postings & Employment News: Native Education College is looking for College President, First Nations Health Technology Coordinator, North Fraser Metis Association, Nisga'a Valley Health Autho
Fall '08 Smoke Signals: Aboriginal Headlines, NDN News
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is looking for term instructors
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Calendar of Events: 40 events like: Summits, WALK4JUSTICE to Ottawa!
Also follow: Sisters Walk for Missing Sisters, Arizona Native American Basketball Invitational, UNITY Convention Alliance of Journalists of Color, Metisville Festival, Cowichan 2008 NAIG
by Mark Point, RedWAY Calendar of Events Editor

RedWAY BC News Community Events Calendar of On-going and Upcoming Events
Last updated July 17th, 2008
 
Hi! My name’s Mark Point – I’m your “Indian Guide” writer for the RedWAY BC News Calendar of Events.  Only through your help will I be able to get your info out to our readers…so if you have an event you’d like to add, e-mail me at events(at)spiritlinking(dot)com or call me at 778-847-2290.
 
Got an Event coming up?  INVITE ME!  Maybe I can come take some pic’s or video of your event for future issues of RedWAY BC News!  If you see me at events, please come introduce yourself and maybe we can do an article about you or your organization.  Or check out the ways you can hire us to promote your event....put our youth media team to work for YOU before, during and after your next conference, career fair, celebration or grand opening. Contact us for event promotion packages.
 
Here's a list of upcoming events, conferences and activities in our community.  This compiled section is always free – but you can get a boost by purchasing advertising prime space.  Contact us today to find out how you can get a featured article listing to bring your news to the top of this page.  Advertise with RedWAY BC News - we can increase attendance at your next conference, career fair, Annual General Meeting (AGM), summit or gathering. Or, share your pic’s after a successful event – like weddings, potlatches, graduations, and ceremonies.
 
Short list (details of each event, below). Click on the blue underlined hyperlinks to jump down the page to see more info about each event.  To add an event or respond to our HOT BOX TOPIC, contact Mark at events(at)spiritlinking(dot)com and include "Event for RedWAY BC News" or “Hot Box Response” in the subject line.
 
New to the Lower Mainland?  Welcome!  The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (VACFS) has Family Nights on Tuesdays and WESTCOAST NIGHT every Wednesday.  Join the community for traditional Regalia and Dances, Vendors, Community Announcements and more.  VAFCS is at 1607 E. Hastings St. in Vancouver.  Phone: 604-251-4844 for info and they’ll help you get connected.
 
July 14 – 18ATC Regional Gathering up in Fort McKay, Alberta Join the First Regional 5 First Nations' Gathering FREE! Contact:  flossie.cyprien@atc97.org or phone 780-791-6538
 
July 21 - The Indigenous Free Skool Presents: CBC Television's Duncan McCue - MAINSTREAM MEDIA: LOOKING BEYOND THE HEADLINES, GETTING OUR STORIES OUT at  7:30pm. Come to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre.  Ever wondered what's behind the headlines? What goes on inside a mainstream newsroom?  Do you want to get YOUR story out to the public? . Details for this evening workshop - come learn!

July 21 - 25 – Support the Sisters Walk for Missing Sisters. Starts at the Onion Lake Cree Nation, SK and has a five-day walk to Saskatoon. Call 306-344-4250 or click here for details
 
July 21 – 26in Phoenix, Arizona the next Native American Basketball Invitational. Visit www.nabihoops.com
for more information
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CONTRACT FACILITATOR:
CURTIS CLEARSKY: cclearsky@hotmail.com or phone Curtis at  #778-840-3817 http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/ 
 
July 22 & 24 - Preview 2 VIDEO SCREENINGS of "HIP HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES" For all males, ages 15+ Join us for evenings of food, bus tickets, great discussion about a video that addresses MASCULINITY, SEXISM, RACISM, CLASSISM, HOMOPHOBIA & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Details of screenings times & locations...click here
 
July 23 – 27 – Chicago, Illinois UNITY Convention Alliance of Journalists of Color Phone: 703-854-3585 e-mail: info@unityjournalists.org
 
July 25 – 27Metisville Festival in Boissevain, MB contact Dan Goodon at 204-534-6018
 
July 29 – 31This year’s National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories www.naws-sfna.ca Call 613-722-3033 ext. 231 for details
 
July 31 - Aug. 4 - The Canadian Native Fastball Championships (CNFC) are in Kamloops, BC for 2008. This year, it is hosted by the Hank’s Royals Native Fastball Society of the Secwepemc Nation. Good luck and safe ball to everyone! Visit the event website at www.nativefastball2008.ca
 
Aug. 2 – 10North American Indigenous Games: More than 7,000 athletes will be competing in 16 sports. Come join over 2,000 cultural performers and more than 3,000 volunteers at a huge festival with the largest ever Tribal Journeys Canoe Regatta, and a Cultural Village with entertainment, artisans, merchandise, and cultural activities.  Oh yeah, and lots of incredible sports like archery, lacrosse, swimming, boxing, canoeing... Visit http://www.cowichan2008.com and stay tuned for updates!
 
Aug. 14 – 15 is the next First Nations Summit (FNS) Chief Negotiators’ Meeting at Tsleil-Waututh Nations Recreation Centre 3010 Sleil Wuatuth Road in North Vancouver for more info go to http://www.fns.bc.ca/about/calendar.htm
 
Aug. 14 - International Missing Indigenous Women Conference in Regina, SK.  "Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms and Indigenous". There are still more than 500 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. In Mexico, thousands of women have disappeared. This conference provides a forum to examine this violence, it also maps a path to justice. For further information and registration contact Brittany Matthews, Conference Coordinator by Phone 1.306.337.2563 or email: missingwomenconference@gmail.com  more details, click here
 
 
Aug. 27 - Deadline to put your resume on-line for the Public Services/Canadian Government potential employee database. See the Job Postings Employment News article for details
 
Sept. 6 - 73rd Annual Pow-wow to Honour Children in Winnipeg, MB Visit their website at www.powwowtohonourchildren.ca  or phone 204- 955-5437
 
Sept. 18University of Saskatchewan Pow-wow 2008 in Saskatoon, SK. This year’s theme is "Celebrating Aboriginal Achievement” Phone 306-966-5790 for details about booth space, performances
 
Sept. 22-26 - Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention This organization needs much more interaction and help to build respectful Aboriginal relationships, so consider going to Penticton, BC Details...
 
Sept. 23 – Join Bob Joseph with this Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples Training Seminar in Toronto, ON. Visit www.ictinc.ca for details
 
Sept. 24 – 26 – next First Nations Summit Meeting in North Vancouver at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre,
100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver Visit the website for details and agenda items http://www.fns.bc.ca/
 
Sept. 28 – Oct. 1-  BC Community Futures Conference at the Civic Centre, Prince George, BC
“Back to the Future ~ Past-Present-Future” Reg. fees $425, Visit website www.cfdc.bc.ca or contact info, below.
 
Sept. 29 – Oct. 18th World Indigenous Women’ & Wellness Conference: Building on Traditional Wisdom & Knowledge in Calgary, AB  e-mail info@awotaan.org.ca
 
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2Come to Banff, AB at the 2008 Physical Activity for Public Health:“Physical Activity Course for Practitioners” Visit the website at www.cflri.ca
 
Oct. 2 – 4Important conference to address Childhood & Adolescent Obesity 2008  www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity_Conference.htm in Vancouver, BC
 
Oct. 5 – 8 – Montreal, QC The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) Annual Conference and AGM. Reminder: call for nominations for the 4th Annual National Youth Panel to be held during the CANDO Conference & AGM, for more details... www.edo.ca

Oct. 62008 Blueprint for the Future Conference, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in Iqaluit, Nunavut!  Contact khoskin@naaf.ca or visit their website: www.naaf.ca

Oct. 14 - 16Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is hosting this year’s 2008 NWT Aboriginal Business Conference hosted by Denendeh Development Corporation (DDC) Darrell Beaulieu, CEO hosted by the DDC Group of Companies.  For contact information, phone 867-920-2764 or visit the website at www.denendeh.ca
 
Oct. 16 – 17Ottawa, ON hosting National Forum on Women in Policing: Addressing Key Obstacles Through Proven Models Visit the website at www.summitinstitute.com or contact ddym@pbli.com
 
Oct. 16 – 18Little Rock, AK , “The New Faces of an Ancient People: Emerging American Indian Studies Research from Indian Country” part of the The Sequoyah Research Center Annual Symposium e-mailapache@psu.edu 
 
Oct. 26 – 27in Saskatoon, SK the annual Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation Special Assembly For more info call one of the contact people: Joanne Cardinal 306-956-6947 or Carol Burns  306-956-6912
 
Oct. 31 – Nov. 9 – huge cultural festival Manito Ahbee in Winnipeg, MB at www.manitoahbee.com
 
Nov. 17 – 192nd International Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Forum: International Best Practices in Vancouver.  Visit www.interprofessional.ubc.ca for more information
 
Nov. 26 – 27 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation Special Assembly Contact Joanne Cardinal 306-956-6947 or Carol Burns 306-956-6912or visit www.fsin.ca

Nov. 28 - 30 – World famous Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Toronto, ON.  Visit www.canab.com or Phone 519-751-0040
 
December 7 – 11 – for the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education 2008 in www.wipce2008.com this year in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
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DETAILS OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS LISTINGS
 
This five-day walk from the Onion Lake Cree Nation to Saskatoon will help raise awareness about all of the Missing Native Women, Children and Men. Dedicated to Daleen Kay Bosse (Muskego) who has been missing since May 18, 2004. The 5-Day Walk is from Onion Lake Cree Nation to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 
To support the walk or learn more, please contact Pauline Muskego at 306-344-4250 or 306-821-7610. Our blessings to the families and communities who have missing members.
 
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WALK4JUSTICE - Highways of Tears Advocacy Walk
We are very honoured that communities are working together to offer to entertain us and hold events for our family members and walkers in Edmonton. Thank you for your generous support in raising awareness about this very serious issue.
 
Much Respect,
Gladys Radek Advocate for the Highway of Tears organizer for walk4justice2008
 
604-253-5989 or walk4justice2008@yahoo.ca

Here is the proposed schedule - donations, in-kind contributions, media and moral support, and e-mail letters would be kindly appreciated to support the walkers.
 
08.  Swift Current July 18, 08 to Regina July 22, 08
09.  Regina July 24, 08 to Brandon July 26, 08
10.  Brandon July 28, 08 to Winnipeg July 30, 08
11.  Winnipeg Aug 1, 08 to Kenora Aug 3, 08
12.  Kenora Aug 5, 08 to Ignace Aug 7, 08
13.  Ignace Aug 9, 08 to Thunder Bay Aug 11, 08
14.  Thunder Bay Aug 13, 08 to Marathon Aug 15, 08
15.  Marathon Aug 15, 08 to Wawa Aug 16, 08
16.  Wawa Aug 17, 08 to Sault Ste Marie Aug 19, 08
17.  Sault Ste Marie Aug 21, 08 to Sudbury Aug 24, 08
18.  Sudbury Aug 25, 08 to Toronto Aug 29, 08
19. Toronto Sep 2, 08 to Tyendinaga Sep 4, 08
20. Tyendinaga Sep 8, 08 to Ottawa Sept 12, 08
 
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The Git Hayetsk Dancers are going to be very busy until November 28, 2008
Hope to see you all at some of these gatherings.
 
August 3 – 9 Folk Lore Rama Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 4 – 8 Indian Summer Festival Milwaukie Wisconsin
September 6  The Men’s memorial Totem, Vancouver, BC
September 14  Shelton Tribe Little Creek. Casino Events Center Shelton, Washington
November 27 & 28 Stuart Cadwallader Tentatively Kla-how-eya
We’ll be up-dating our images and schedules on the web too.  To view or pages on Bebo please go to: http://bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId...
On Face book: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=5806&uid=17448731674#/group.php?gid=17448731674

Mike and Mique’l, The Git Hayetsk Dancers
 
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Health Careers for Aboriginal Youth 2008 Course Information
Vancouver Community College is pleased to offer a course designed to introduce Aboriginal youth to a variety of health care professions.  Students will explore the professions and research the education they will need to get a start in this exciting field.  The course is specially designed to assist in the student’s personal, cultural and emotional development through interaction with role models in the Aboriginal community.
 
  • It is a 4 week course for Aboriginal students in Grades 8-11.
  • There is no cost for the program.
  • Students must commit to taking the entire course.
  • Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 9:30 until 3:30. (Please note that the hours may vary on field trip days.)
  • The course starts Monday, July 7 and ends Tuesday, July 29, 2008
  • Students who are interested in pursuing a health care profession, or, are interested in working with people are encouraged to apply.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided.
  • Deadline for applications is June 27, 2008.
  • Students will be accepted into the on a “first come, first served” basis.
  • Please note that we are unable to provide for housing or transportation costs to and from the Lower Mainland.
 
Learning goals: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe health care career opportunities.
2. Identify personal career goal(s).
3. Investigate the educational and training requirements needed to achieve his/her goals.
4. Prepare a portfolio that relates to his/her career goal(s)
 
Course activities:
1.  Tours of health care programs
2. Visits to care facilities and clinics
3.  Workshops and presentations by Guest Speakers
4. Arts and crafts
 
For more information, please contact Sue Aro at (604) 443-8624 or saro@vcc.ca
Kory Wilson Co-ordinator Aboriginal Studies Program Langara College 100 West 49th Ave; Vancouver BC V5Y 2Z6 (P) 604.323.5989; (F) 604.323.5555 Email: kwilsong@langara.bc.ca webpage: http://www.langara.bc.ca
 

 
Please forward to your contacts.

The Indigenous Free Skool Presents:

<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>
MAINSTREAM MEDIA:
LOOKING BEYOND THE HEADLINES, GETTING OUR STORIES OUT
Monday, July 21st, 730pm
Indigenous Free Skool: Theater Room, Aboriginal Friendship Center
*Open to all Indigenous people*
By donation - no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Childcare provided
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Ever wondered what's behind the headlines? What goes on inside a mainstream newsroom?  Do you want to get YOUR story out to the public?

Gets the goods at this workshop/class facilitated by an expert.
CBC Television Reporter  Duncan McCue (Anishinaubae)  has worked for CBC-TV News in Vancouver for over a decade.

Duncan will take you through the cogs of mainstream media, how it functions, & how it deals with & reports on Native people.
Discussion will include a television presentation and hands-on skills.

Find out how to structure an editorial, what elements to include and what not to include on the topic of your choice. Students will come up with their own op-ed piece on , guided by Duncan.

To be part of this class please RSVP to this email or just show up.

We are in need of volunteers for postering, gathering donations, photocopying and folding educational and promotional materials, communications organizing, setting up and cleaning up.
If you can help, let us know!

IFS.


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - NATIVE SPIRIT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS 2008
 
I am writing to ask you to please circulate information about the Call for Submissions to Native Spirit Film and Video festival of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas 2008 amongst the staff and pupils of your institute both past and present.  There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made by a single filmmaker. The Native Spirit Festival 2008 will be accepting short and feature length film submissions to this year’s festival, until the 31st of August 2008.  Films may be documentary or fiction and all films produced by indigenous filmmakers and productions which feature aspects of indigenous life, history, culture, traditions, art etc. are eligible for submission.  For more details please refer to our website: www.nativespiritfestival.com

The Native Spirit Festival, made its début in London during June 2007, Launching the first ever Film and Video festival of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas in Europe.  A huge success The Native Spirit Festival 2007 spanned a number of venues throughout London with an inspiring programme of Indigenous film screenings, such as The Canary Effect, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, and episodes from the series Ventanas a Mi Communidad. Live performances from Sofia Buchuck, Grupo Andinos, Ambioba and Jose Navarro, etc., Art, Mosaic, Photographic, and Sculpture exhibitions, poetry readings workshops, talks and Q&A sessions with some of film directors.
 
The Native Spirit Festival 2008 will follow the same scheme as the 2007 festival; however we already have arrangements extend the festival on tour to several locations throughout the UK and Spain as well as interest shown from venues in France and Belgium.  We have also extended invitations to schools throughout the UK, to bring workshops, films and talks to school children, providing a unique insight into the lives of indigenous peoples, their cultures, histories and traditions.  The closing date closing date for submissions for The Native Spirit Festival 2008 will be the 31st August 2008.  All entries must be accompanied by a submissions form and be sent to:  The Native Spirit Festival 2008 Submissions PO Box 60545 London W2 7NF ENGLAND Please see the submission guidelines and obtain a copy of the submissions form here; http://www.nativespiritfestival.com/english/submissions.htm
All films produced by indigenous filmmakers and productions which feature aspects of indigenous life, history, culture, traditions, art etc. are eligible for submission. Information also available in Spanish at: http://www.nativespiritfestival.com/spanish/submissions-sp.htm
If, you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me directly.  I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Thank you from Jemmais Keval
 
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The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) would like to remind you that the call for nominations for the 4th Annual National Youth Panel to be held during the CANDO Conference & AGM, October 5 - 8, 2008 in Montreal, QC is still open.

CANDO 2008 RedWAY hopes to see you there!
Ple
ase take a moment to nominate a youth that is making a difference in your community by visiting their website and filling in nomination form.  Go to www.edo.ca/conference/2008 or contact the CANDO office should you have any questions or require additional information.
 
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Battered Women’s Support Services Presents…

2 VIDEO SCREENINGS of HIP HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES
SCREENINGS & DISCUSSION
FOR ALL MALES AGES 15+

THE VIDEO ADDRESSES MASCULINITY, SEXISM, RACISM, CLASSISM, HOMOPHOBIA & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

1st SCREENING- BROADWAY YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER, 691 E. BROADWAY, TUESDAY JULY 22nd 5-8PM

2nd SCREENING- VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTER, 1607 E. HASTINGS STREET, THURSDAY JULY 24TH 5-8PM

FOOD PROVIDED, BUS TICKETS AVAILABLE! 
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CONTRACT FACILITATOR:
CURTIS CLEARSKY: cclearsky@hotmail.com or phone Curtis at  #778-840-3817 http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/ 
 
Missing Indigenous Women Conference
Regina - August 2008

An International Conference on *"Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms and Indigenous People of **Canada** and **Mexico**"* will be held August 14-17, 2008 in Regina, Saskatchewan. For more information and to register, visit our website www.missingwomenregina.com

Presented by Luther College in conjunction with the Women's Studies Department and the University of Regina.

From the northern border city of Juárez, Chihuahua to the west and east coasts of Canada, Indigenous girls and women are at far higher risk to be kidnapped, sexually abused or raped, and murdered.

According to the Native Women's Association of Canada's Sisters in Spirit initiative, there are more than 500 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. In Mexico, thousands of women have disappeared and hundreds of women have been killed in Juárez since the early 1990s. This violence is now spreading throughout the country, leaving a trail of grief and trauma in its wake.

Deemed /femicide/, a phenomenon that has been described as "gender extermination", the taking of Indigenous women reveals a violence spurred by sexualized racism thereby tracing the legacy of colonization. While the conference provides a forum to examine this violence, it also maps a path to justice.

For further information and registration:
Brittany Matthews, Conference Coordinator
Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms, and Indigenous People of Canada and Mexico"
Telephone: 1.306.337.2563
E-mail: missingwomenconference@gmail.com
Visit www.missingwomenregina.com

Join "Missing Women" on Facebook

Break the silence. Stop the violence.

Upcoming conference, seminar, training session or forum to announce?  Listings in this community events section are free, but you can pay to have extra links activated and an enhanced ad in upcoming issues of RedWAY BC News. Make us part of your marketing strategy - we'll make it worth your while with incredible, immediate tracking and reporting. Contact us!
 

2008 UBCM CONVENTION

Union of BC Municipalities 

The 2008 UBCM Convention will be held in
Penticton, BC from September 22-26
at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre .

Check the City of Penticton's Visitor Information page to plan your stay in Penticton.

Stay tuned...Convention information will be posted here as it becomes available.

LOCATION/DATE

ACCOMMODATION

 
September 28 – October 1, 2008
Civic Centre, Prince George, BC
Back to the Future ~ Past-Present-Future
 
Registration Fees
As of May 1 $425.00
Registration Fee includes reception, all breakfasts, lunches, nutrition breaks, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, all keynote speakers and all workshops
 
Payable to Community Futures of Fort Fraser George.
Other registration packages are available.
 
Contact Information
Susan Stearns General Manager
Shirly Prokopchuck
Office Coordinator
 
Mailing address: Community Futures of Fraser Fort George
1566 – 7th Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3P4
Fax: (250) 562-9119
 
 
 
 
What will the Calendar of Events Editor do for the community?
 
Mark will come out to your event to highlight it in upcoming issues!  He’s working hard keep you informed about career fairs, community meetings, cultural celebrations, sports events, conferences and artists’ shows.  Mark will share what he’s learned about writing by publishing in RedWAY BC News, and develop his speaking skills by presenting workshops at conferences.
 
As Calendar of Event Section partners come on board, Mark will manage their accounts and make sure they’re always at the top of your mind in our news.
 
Mark has been hired on a part-time contract at $200 per month to be the Calendar of Events Section Editor for RedWAY, but we need your help to continue and expand his ‘earn and learn’ opportunity through 2008!  Look at the list below to see how you can keep him busy working for the community…
 
Here’s ways you can directly support this ‘learn and earn’ opportunity for Mark and others to join our Youth media team:
 
1) Spread the word – we need advertisers! Guarantee that your event JPEN is seen first by our readers; paid spots are bumped up to a “top 5 listing” on the e-zine homepage and at the top of Calendar of Events.  Only 5 per issue! Try us once for $200 or buy in bulk to save. You’ll get enhanced search engine results (once posted, it's easier to find you on-line), a personalized tracking report showing how many people saw your logo, clicked into and read the article, etc. a month later, and word of mouth marketing.
 
2) Become a Calendar of Events Section Partner. If you’re committed to supporting Youth engagement and employment initiatives, become a Calendar of Events Section Partner NOW. This yearly commitment provides a unique opportunity to lead by example.
 
There are only 4 Calendar of Events Champion spots available at $2500 each, and 4 Calendar of Events Leader spots at $1000 each. Please note that half of all Section partnership money raised goes directly to the Youth Section editor to support Native Youth self-employment capacity development.
 
As a Calendar of Events Section Partner, you’d get:
a) PRIORITY LOGO PLACEMENT - Your logo will be one of only eight section partner logos at the top right of the homepage (viewed by 60% of our identified subscribers within 48 hours of distribution)
b) FEATURE ARTICLES – Any time over the year, Champions get 2 articles and Leaders get 1 article moved up into the top 5 spots on the RedWAY BC News homepage (viewed by 90% of our identified subscribers with 24 hours of distribution)
c) DIRECT PROMOTIONS - Your company name mentioned in the email introducing the e-zine…our 8000+ will definitely see and hear about YOU.
d) INCREASED WEB PROFILE - Your organization name, logo, mission statement, contact info will be listed on a new Calendar of Events Partners Page, along with a personal message (up to 50 words).  All keywords you provide us will be entered into our search engine for indexing, permanently increasing your search results
e) MEDIA RELEASES - We'll co-write a press release with you to distribute to our 950 media contacts and feature the press release in the next full issue of RedWAY.
f) DIRECT LINKS - Your logo, your info on the JPEN Partners page, and up to 4 email contact addresses will be hyperlinked so our readers can directly contact you. This info can be updated immediately to reflect staff or address changes
g) 25% DISCOUNTS ON ADDITIONAL SERVICES – save on our great marketing services like event promotion packages, YAC attacks, on-site survey/contests, and more.
 
3) Become a RedWAY BC News Partner. There are various levels of partnership opportunities now available to support the development of our whole e-zine, depending on your need for regular communications and marketing support. Read more in our regular Ad rates, partnerships... article, here.
 
4) Identify yourself. Event coordinators, community liaisons, teachers, communication coordinators, trainers, government departments, Aboriginal governance organizations, and service providers… please offer up and update your contact info when you become a subscriber. If you'd like to have your programs, initiatives, and team highlighted or have deadlines, reports or changes to announce, make it easy for our Youth writers need to know how to get in touch with you! CLICK HERE to update your profile now.

5)Share the news. Continue to send us any local, provincial, national and international events... be sure to send us your own news, training opportunities, program announcements to share with our readers!
 
Just make sure they fit our content guidelines… to honour, inform and connect our readers - thanks!
 
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3. Consider us when you spend this year’s leftovers or create next year’s sales and marketing budgets. Add us in…we’ll put your marketing, recruitment and communications dollars to GREAT use, we promise!
 
4. Become an e-zine or Calendar of Events partner NOW!  Email Kristin(at)spiritlinking(dot)com or phone Kristin at 604-783-8304 to explore potential partnerships with us. Remember, you can always support RedWAY BC News as a whole anytime, but there’s only 8 Calendar of Events Section Partner spots available each year! See above

Keep this electronic moccasin telegraph traveling forward – send it out to your contacts. Encourage them to subscribe and send their events our way for you!
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Calendar of Events Section Editor, RedWAY BC News e-mail: events(at)spiritlinking(dot)com
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