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Thursday, July 17, 2008 Issue 70 - Celebrating Native Culture, Aboriginal Student Successes   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 9  
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Fraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority (FRIAA) Looking to YOU to Join New Youth Council
Great opportunity for “Aboriginal Youth Voice” to be heard
by Mark Point, RedWAY Aboriginal Youth writer

Welcome to the Fraser Region Aborginal Planning CommitteeFraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority Looking to YOU to Join New Youth Council
The Fraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority (FRIAA) is looking to start up a Youth Council.
They are looking for a minimum of 9 members, at least one member from each of their 6 Circles of Community. See the picture below or visit the FRIAA Website to find the Fraser Region's Circles of Community.
6 Circles of Community copied from permission from FRIAA website at
6 Circles of Communities FRIAA website
Equal representation will include at least one member from each community of the Urban First Nation (off reserve), Land-based First Nation (on reserve) and Métis communities.
The Council will meet about once every two months to discuss issues around social services, access to different types of programs and how they're delivered, cultural components, and more
Youth will also have general discussions around issues involving the Aboriginal Authority process and the MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development).  
This is a great opportunity for the “Youth Voice” to be heard regarding children and family development issues.
Members will receive an honorarium for attending meetings.
Applicants must be between 15-29 years of age. There are no pre-requisites for joining the committee in terms of education or work experience.  FRIAA is primarily looking for youth with an interest in Aboriginal culture and communities and who feel that children and family services are an important component in improving the situation for underprivileged Aboriginal children, youth and families.
If you think you have what it takes to be on the Youth Committee Council, contact Amanda Large, Committee Linkage Worker at 604-755-1210
For more information about FRIAA, please visit their website at
Our vision is...
  • To represent all Aboriginal peoples in the Fraser Region, both on and off reserve, respecting their cultures and traditions, in the process of developing an Aboriginal Authority;
  • To develop an Authority based on Aboriginal principles, values and traditions, while developing accountability and evaluation structures that promote services which produce measurable results;
  • To promote capacity building that will strengthen Aboriginal families and communities.
  • To recommend a Child and Family service delivery model to Aboriginal communities, including accountable structures that promote measurable services that advance a safe and healthy environment from an Aboriginal perspective.


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