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Monday, September 14, 2009 Issue 83 - September Starts - Provincial Aboriginal Women's Leadership Event, Indigenous News, Aboriginal Events, Conferences   VOLUME 6 ISSUE 8  
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Invitation to Attend the Initial Meeting in support of Aboriginal Women’s Leadership in BC
Aboriginal BEST Program launching in 10 communities across BC - register NOW
CANDO National Aboriginal Economic Development Conference set for Enoch, Alberta in October
CANDO conference from an Aboriginal Youth's perspective
Aboriginal Events Calendar - Surrey Youth Forum will be taking place on September 19, 2009 at the Surrey Nature Centre, CANDO 2009 in Enoch, AB
Conayt Friendship Centre Executive Director, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Hydro
Aboriginal BEST participant story - small business program benefits artists and non-profits
September Smoke Signals News - BC All Chiefs Assembly Rejects Proposed Legislation, Songweavers Needs Recording Studio Space in BC
Meet an Inspiring Aboriginal Youth Panel
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Aboriginal Events Calendar - Surrey Youth Forum will be taking place on September 19, 2009 at the Surrey Nature Centre, CANDO 2009 in Enoch, AB
StatsCan workshops, Frank Paul Memorial Gathering

RedWAY BC News Calendar of Events Section
HOT BOX TOPIC: CANDO National Aboriginal Economic Development Officers Conference and AGM in Enoch, Alberta October 5th to 8th... See you there!Register and info:http://www.edo.ca/conference/2009 Tons of on-going and upcoming Indigenous, Aboriginal, N8V, Indian, Metis, First Nations, Inuit, conferences, summits and gatherings
 
Last updated September 8, 2009
by Kristin Kozuback, Spiritlink Communications
 
Here's a list of upcoming events, conferences and activities that our readers and researchers found for YOU. Contact us today to find out how you can get a featured article listing to bring your news to the top of this page. Increase attendance at your next conference, career fair, Annual General Meeting (AGM), summit or gathering this year..
 
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 us through events(at)spiritlinking.com and include "Event for RedWAY BC News" in the subject line. Or phone 604-783-8304 and we'll see if we can get you on the most comprehensive page in e-land!
 
Keep sharing the love about a woman who inspires you this year…
Contribute your voice to our on-going Aboriginal Women's Empowerment E-zine Project.  We’d like to start a new monthly newsletter to highlight Aboriginal Women and their allies, initiatives and ideas, successes and challenges.  Send us your comments... fill in the blanks and we’ll share your ideas:
"An Aboriginal Woman who inspires me is ______ because ________."
Send your ideas and we’ll update our dynamic special issue. Over 80 entries now - share your thoughts today...
http://www.imakenews.com/spiritlink/index000127543.cfm
 

New to the Lower Mainland?  Welcome! Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (VAFCS) has Family Nights on Tuesdays and Westcoast Nights on Wednesdays almost every week.  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. Visit www.vafcs.org for details, too.
 
Summary of RedWAY BC News' Calendar of Events
 
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Dates

Summary of event, links to website or details below

Sept.

11

A Gathering of Support: Developing an Aboriginal Grassroots Research Network on HIV/AIDS

Sept.

12

Blessings for a safe birthday, Leonard Peltier! International Day of Solidarity for Leonard Peltier – Rally in Vancouver, BC ... more details

Sept.

12 – 13

Public Safety Conferences  Sponsored by First Nations' Emergency Services starts in Terrace, BC

Sept.

12  - 13

Cornwall Island in Ontario is hosting the 9th Annual Akwesasne Intertribal Competition Pow Wow

Sept.

12

Sistahood Celebration taking applications for Sistahood 2010. If you don’t know about this incredible Vancouver event and organization, you’re missing out... details

Sept.

14

Hiring day – see RedWAY’s Job Postings and Employment News section for details about this First Nations Employment Society’s partnership to provide security for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver.

Sept.

14 – 15

11th Annual Aboriginal Land and Resource Management in Vancouver, BC hosted by Insight, find out about energy sector updates, Waste disposal on reservesm Partnering with First Nations – The Tsilhqot’in power project, speaker Chief Fabian Alexis, Okanagan Indian Band

Sept.

14 – 15

AFOA - Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations  in Vancouver, BC – 30 participants only

Sept.

14

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing on First Nations Child and Family Services full day event in Ottawa, Ontario

Sept.

16
 

From 2-4pm in the Knowledge lounge, join the staff of the Knowledge Network in Burnaby, BC for the launch of the new FIRST PEOPLES, NATIONS, VOICES series. Details

Sept.

16

Invitation to Attend the Initial Meeting in support of Aboriginal Women’s Leadership in BC at the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre, in North Vancouver
9:30 am – 4:30 pm. See below for details

Sept.

16 – 18

AFOABC Fall Conference & AGM in Vancouver, BC Check out their radio announcement congratulating new AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo on their site www.afoabc.org

Sept.

17 – 18

In Thunder Bay, ON – check out the 2-day Aboriginal Health Care: Creating a Healing Infrastructure conference

Sept.

18

Community Futures – Treaty Seven in Alberta is hosting “A Cultural Perspective on Training and Employment, Childcare and Youth at Risk” in Calgary, AB includes Dr. Brokenleg and Dr. Brendtro full-day of presentations/discussions regarding “Reclaiming Youth at Risk” and the “Circle of Courage” $100 details

Sept.

18

AIDS Walk for Life at the Saskatchewan Red Ribbon Place. Registration at 10, call 306-924-8424 for details

Sept.

18 – 23

EDAC and EDABC Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC

Sept.

19

Surrey Urban Youth Project’s “Surrey Youth Forum” at Surrey Natur Centre 11am to 3pm Only 30 spots available so register now. details

Sept.

19

5th annual Métis Rendezvous - The southern Georgian Bay Métis Community, in partnership with the Township of Tiny, is at the Lafontaine Parks and Recreation Centre details at http://www.metisnation.org/

Sept.

21

Thanks to the CANDO site for this one... www.edo.ca   check out Free Metis Youth Business Management Training in Winnipeg, Manitoba  details

Sept.

22 - 23

Fall  Conference and AGM - AFOA of Atlantic Canada

Sept.

22 – 25

15th Annual NAHA Conference and General Meeting from the www.nationtalk.ca website find info about the National Aboriginal Housing Association/Association Nationale d’Habitation Autochtone 15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GENERAL MEETING, called “From Homelessness to Homeownership”

Sept.

22 – 24

NWT Aboriginal Business Conference in Yellowknife, NT

Sept.

23

CCAB - 7th Annual Vancouver Gala Dinner in Vancouver, BC with Bil Adsit, President of the Tahltan Nation Development Corp. and Inez will be performing

Sept.

24

Penticton, BC hosts this year’s Métis Nation British Columbia  Annual General Meeting visit www.mnbc.ca

Sept.

24

Ottawa, ON - National Aboriginal Policing Forum 2-day course and forum, youth sponsorships may still be available visit www.pbli.com

Sept.

24

The Co-operators Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Guelph, Ontario – with 180 selected students

Sept.

25 – 27

Alberta Native Friendship Centres
39th Annual General Meeting at Lethbridge, AB 

Sept.

25 – 27

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is hosting the 2009 Indian Summer Festival

Sept.

25 – 27

Come to Quaaout Lodge in Chase, BC for the BWSS - Aboriginal Women's Justice Conference “Matriarchs Sharing Our Laws” call 604-687-1868 for details or email information@bwss.org

Sept.

25 – 27

Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Annual General Assembly at the Crowne Plaza in Ottawa, Ontario

Sept.

29 – 30

Again, from http://www.nationtalk.ca, Élaboration d’un plan de redressement efficace dans les Premières Nations  in French, hosted by AFOA in Montreal, Quebec

Oct.

4

What Are You Doing on Oct 4th? - Sisters in Spirit  vigil every year – visit the Native Womens Association of Canada at http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/index.html

Oct.

5 – 8

CANDO 16th Annual National Conference & AGM join us in Enoch, AB (just outside of Edmonton)

Oct.

5 – 9

University of Winnipeg, MB hosting this year’s National Aboriginal Adult Literacy Practitioner Institute and Conference

Oct.

5  - 8

5th Annual National Youth Panel at CANDO  join us@

Oct.

11

21st Annual  International Two Spirit Gathering in Estes Park, Colorado – registration only $100 and it looks incredible if anyone can make it down there

Oct.

14 – 18

ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival this year – 10 years!  in Toronto – should be a crazy event – send your congratulations message to them... www.imaginative.org for details

Oct.

15 – 17

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada  Conference ANAC Making It Happen at the River Cree in Enoch, AB

Oct.

16 – 18

Visit www.masrc.com for poster and conference details about the upcoming MASRC Aboriginal Sport Leadership Conference

Oct.

20

Aboriginal BEST Program Starting in the Lower Mainland. Visit www.aboriginalbest.com

Nov.

3-5

Statistics Canada Aboriginal Strategies 2009 Conference in Edmonton, AB, 5 themes: Children, Families and Youth; Economic Development and Labour Market; Health and Well-being; The North; and Urban Aboriginal Population. Register now. details

Nov.

8

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards - http://www.manitoahbee.com/apcma.html
 

Nov.

15-18

In the Spirit of the Family" at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre in Regina, SK http://www.allnationshope.ca/News.htm

Nov.

23-24

Action Towards Reducing Health Inequities by the Public Health Association of BC Conference and Annual General Meeting at the Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver, BC details

Nov.

24-26

The National Aboriginal Health Organization is hosting their national conference this year in Ottawa, Ontario  details

Dec.

6

National Day National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – what are you doing to create safer communities? Send us your ideas and event notices – details

Dec.

8 – 9

2009 First Nations Language Keepers Conference at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre in Saskatoon, SK. Contact: Brenda Manitoken at 306- 373-9901 or brenda.manitoken@sicc.sk.ca


 
Details of events
 
Public Health Association of BC Conference and Annual General Meeting


Register now for the Early Bird Rate!

"Action Towards Reducing Health Inequities"
Public Health Association of BC Conference and Annual General Meeting
November 23-24, 2009
Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver, BC

There is abundant evidence that widespread inequities in health exist in
British Columbia and a growing body of evidence on promising and best
practices to address them. This conference will build on efforts to date
and will focus on moving beyond dialogue to new and innovative forms of
action aimed at reducing these inequities.

Join us to learn more about:

*Best and promising practices and policy options for reducing health
inequities and the evidence base to assist in building a strong case for
action.

*Practical applications of the 'equity lens' and valuable insights from
multiple sectors including Education, Justice, NGOs and the private
sector.

http://www.phabc.org/files/Equity_Lens___Evidence_Review_July_2007.pdf

* Using media advocacy effectively.

* BC core public health functions and opportunities for progress in
addressing health inequities.

* Research and funding opportunities and much more!

Conference program highlights include:

* Senator Wilbert Keon, Chair of the Canadian Senate Subcommittee on
Population Health will set the stage by focusing on actions that the
Canadian government can take in collaboration with others recommended by
the Sub-Committee.

* Dr. Penny Ballem, City Manager for the City of Vancouver will join
other government leaders in speaking to what governments can - and are
doing - to reduce health inequities.

* Professor Lawrence Wallack, an international expert on media advocacy
will speak on how we get the message out to public through the media.

* Public health researchers and practitioners will present papers that
identify innovative efforts to address health inequities by public
health and other sectors.

* Workshops will provide tools and skills that practitioners need to
address the issue of health inequities more effectively.

*A Public Forum on "Urban Poverty and the Public Health" will take place
in conjunction with the Conference and will feature Dr. Patty Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, Seth Klein, BC Director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr.Evan Adams, Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor, Office of the

Provincial Health Officer and Housing Advocate Judy Graves.

For the complete conference program and to register go to http://www.phabc.org/
The deadline for early registration is fast approaching. Register now to save money!
 

SURREY URBAN YOUTH PROJECT
Dear friends of SUYP!

We're writing to encourage you all to attend the upcoming Surrey Youth Forum. An initiative that has been organized by Point Youth Media and supported by SUYP. Please see the information below and find the registration form as well as poster attached.

There is only space for 30 participants so do be sure to register ASAP!

We look forward to seeing you there!
mia on behalf of the SUYP Crew
 
**Please circulate to those you think would be interested. **
 
Surrey Youth Forum
“This forum is intended to create a space for youth, youth allies and community stakeholders to address concerns and successes for the Surrey youth community. It also seeks to bring youth to the table in creating smart solutions for the City of Surrey while looking to provide future opportunities for collaboration, awareness and capacity building for youth programming in Surrey.”
 
The Surrey Youth Forum will be taking place on September 19, 2009 at the Surrey Nature Centre (located at 14255 - 96TH AVENUE) from 11am – 3pm. A Hearty lunch and bus tickets will be provided.
 
If you are interested in participating, please check out the poster attached and email your completed registration form to surreyyouthforum@gmail.com. There are only 30 spaces available due to limited funding. Registration forms and poster are attached.
 
**Please circulate to those you think would be interested. **
 
Point Youth Media -  http://pointyouthmedia.wordpress.com
 
http://twentyscenes.wordpress.com
 
pointyouthmedia@gmail.com
 
mia amir
Program Developer and Coordinator
Surrey Urban Youth Project
604.780.8463
surreyurbanyouthproject@gmail.com

JR Guerrero
Researcher and Community Liaison
Surrey Urban Youth Project
604.779.4209
surreyurbanyouthproject@gmail.com 
 

Free Metis Youth Business Management Training, Winnipeg, MB
Sep 21, 2009
Do you want to start a business?
Are you a Metis Youth between ages 16-30?
* Business Management Training
* Money Management Training
* Living Allowance up to 4 months
* Assistance in Building Assets/Equity
* Assistance in Writing a Business Plan
* One-to-one Consulting
Training starts September 21, 2009
Information sessions held on:
August 6th, 26th
September 3rd, 9th
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: 80 Salter Street
Call 589-0772 to register now! Space is limited!
This Metis and Metis Youth Build a Business program is provided by Louis Riel Capital Corporation in collaboration with SEED Winnipeg.
 
EDAC and EDABC Annual Conference 2009
Sept. 18-22, 2009
EDAC and EDABC have officially announced the Joint conference to be held in Vancouver September 18-23, 2009.
 
This conference is expected to be one of the largest Economic Development Conferences ever to be held in Canada. We anticipate over 750 delegates who will discover all of the exciting activities happening in BC around the 2010 Winter Olympics. For the first time we will be hosting the Provincial Economic Development Olympics utilizing a number of the official Olympic Venues located in Vancouver. Plan now to be a part of this historic event.
Visit the link below to learn more about the event and to access information regarding room availability for the 2009 EDAC/EDABC conference in Vancouver BC: http://www.edac.ca/html/shtml/edac_con.shtml
Click here to pre register online for EDAC/EDABC 2009:
http://edac.onthree.ca/reg_form.html
If you are interested in being a partner of EDABC and sponsor of this event please contact Dale at wheeldon@edabc.com
 
 
 

 
CIRCLE OF COURAGE - A Cultural Perspective on Training and Employment, Childcare and Youth at Risk -
SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2009 in Calgary
From:  "Pritchard, Lori A" <LAPritchard@cbe.ab.ca>
 
Good day everybody,
 
Dr. Brokenleg and Dr. Brendtro are coming to Calgary on September 18th.  Registration is $100.00 per person for a full-day of presentations/discussions regarding “Reclaiming Youth at Risk” and the “Circle of Courage”.  Please contact Linda Domak (details below) for more information.
 
Please forward this exciting opportunity to your contacts.  Thanks and have a great day!
 
Lori Pritchard
Specialist, Aboriginal Education
Calgary Board of Education
 

From: Linda Domak [mailto:domakl@t7edc.com]
Sent: September 2, 2009 12:14 PM
To: Pritchard, Lori A
Subject: A Cultural Perspective on Training and Employment, Childcare and Youth at Risk - SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2009 in Calgary
 
Good Day,
 
Here is the information for A Cultural Perspective on Training and Employment, Childcare and Youth at Risk.   
 
 
Linda Domak
Labour Market Consultant
Community Futures Treaty Seven
Phone:  403 238-9101
Fax:  403 251-9750
Email:  domakL@t7edc.com
 
 
 
 
 
Aboriginal Women’s Leadership in BC Meeting
September 16, 2009
 
Invitation to Attend the Initial Meeting in support of Aboriginal Women’s Leadership in BC
September 16, 2009
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre
3010 Tsleil-Waututh Road, North Vancouver
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
There are many voices of women’s leadership throughout the communities of British Columbia.
Among these voices, there are many who feel that better representation would enable women to gain strength from each other’s knowledge and experience, and collectively to influence the future of their communities. We want to restore the traditional balance that existed between our men and women before the Indian Act imposed so many devastating changes that have harmed our women.
The First Nations Summit, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and the Union of BC Indian Chief’s have passed resolutions showing their support for BC First Nation women leaders.
The purpose of the initial meeting is to start to bring together the many supportive parties to formalize representation, ways of working together and keeping in touch.
As the BC AFN Women’s Council representative, I have been working in collaboration with First Nations organizations as well as the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) nationally and the provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. I invite you to join me in that leadership role on September 16, 2009 to further plan and advance the voice of Aboriginal women’s leadership in BC.
Major objectives include: 1) discussing and establishing a BC Provincial/Territorial Membership Association of the NWAC 2) discussing role and connection with the proposed BC AFN Women’s Council 3) methods of communicating, building and maintaining a network among the Aboriginal women of British Columbia.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Metis women within First Nations, Metis and Canadian societies. They are aware and supportive of the development of a BC Provincial/Territorial Membership Association.
The role of the Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council is to ensure First Nations women’s perspectives are included in all AFN policy directives and that the AFN is an effective advocate on behalf of all First Nations’ women, on and off-reserve. The AFN Women’s Council has input into political decision-making through the AFN Executive Council and also works closely with the AFN Secretariat to ensure the concerns and perspectives of First Nations women inform all work at the AFN.
The roles and responsibilities of a proposed AFN Women’s Council for British Columbia will be determined by all eligible participants.
Please pass along this information to anyone you know who may be interested. All are welcome and are responsible for their own expenses.
I look forward to seeing you there. In order to finalize meeting planning and catering, please contact Irene Mills by September 10, at (250) 953-3550 or Irene.Mills@gov.bc.ca to let her know if you will be attending or to request further information e.g. directions. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Chief Lisa Shaver
 

 
 
 
December 6, 2009: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 is a time for everyone to remember all those who have died as a result of gender-based violence, and a time to acknowledge that daily violence is a reality that many women and girls continue to live and die under in our ‘modern’ society.
 
The National Day of Remembrance marks the anniversary of the 1989 massacre of 14 female engineering students at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died simply because they were women.
 
In many communities in across BC, women who need help have nowhere to turn because the B.C. Liberal government closed the Ministry of Women's Equality and cut hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from key services needed to ensure women's safety, access to the legal system and social assistance.
 
Women who have witnessed a violent crime no longer have access to the Crown Victim Witness Services Program and the Violence in Relationship Program for women being abused by their spouses has been severely cut.
 
At the federal level in Canada, the Conservatives cut five million dollars from the Status of Women last year, and it no longer funds womens' groups that do advocacy, lobbying or gender-based research. It has also eliminated early learning and child care funding agreements.
 
These assaults on women's equality and rights have pushed more and more women into poverty and vulnerability – and we believe both men and women need to come together to address the impacts.
 
Spiritlink Communications would like to help raise awareness about programs, ideas and community champions supporting equality and safety for Women of all Nations, all ages and all backgrounds. We’re looking for a volunteer to help us start a specific RedWAY section or our own community-driven newsletter...and we’ll be coming to YOU for partnerships to reward this initiative.
 
In the meantime, please send us links and stories about ways you will help raise awareness of events and initiatives surrounding the  December 6th and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women so we can include them in RedWAY BC News.
 
Let’s make this year a safer year for everyone.
 
Email events@spiritlinking.com, fax  Kristin at 604-271-4880 or phone her at 604-783-8304.
 
 
 


 
Help Celebrate Leonard Peltier’s 65th birthday
 
 
 
ISDLP
Support Rally
International Solidarity Day for Leonard Peltier
September 12,
Broadway and Commercial
2:00
Support groups around the world are organizing solidarity events and  actions in conjunction with Leonard Peltier’s 65th birthday, September 12 .

In Vancouver, a group of supporters will gather at the corner of Broadway and Commercial to hold a smudge and prayer circle, holding up signs showing their support for clemency for Leonard Peltier.

U.S. groups are calling for President Obama to make good his promises to Native Americans during his cpaign.
Leonard Peltier has been an international symbol of erican injustice based upon critical questions surrounding his conviction in 1977 in the deaths of two FBI agents. nesty International has designated Peltier as a political prisoner and a U.S. prosecutor has admitted in court during an appeal hearing that he did not know who killed the agents and cannot prove who did. A federal judge who heard this statement was unable to afford any relief; he wrote a letter to Sen. Inouye to ask the president to grant clemency.at 8:45 and organizing public events and rallies on the 12th.” 
(From Official Leonard Peltier website - http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm  
For more information, go to the official website of the LP-DOC. http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm

Vancouver event: 
Contact:  Kat Norris (604) 682-3269 Extension:  7718
 
Leonard Peltier, a Chippewa activist and member of the erican Indian Movement who was convicted in 1977 of the murder of two FBI agents, has been denied parole. Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences in the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Peltier had been previously denied parole in 1993.
Peltier, along with Robert Robideau and Darelle "Dino" Butler, was charged with the murders of FBI Special Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Willis after a shootout during unrest on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Robideau and Butler were acquitted, the jury finding the shootings of Coler and Willis having been in self defense, but Peltier had fled the country and was tried separately on his return and found guilty.
Peltier's attorney, Eric Seitz, stated that the announcement of Peltier's being denied parole was made without the courtesy of informing the defense, and noted that Peltier, currently 64 years of age, is in poor health with numerous complaints. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley, meanwhile, called Peltier "an unrepentant, cold-blooded murderer who executed FBI special agents" who is "exactly where he belongs — federal prison".
Peltier has consistently denied that he murdered Coler and Willis and maintains that the FBI fred him. Supporters of his release include a wide range of world figures, including Nelson Mandela and the Dalai La and nesty International, while not classifying Peltier as a political prisoner, asserts that "there is concern about the fairness of the proceedings leading to his conviction and it is believed that political factors may have influenced the way the case was prosecuted."
A statement from the FBI released after the announcement that Peltier would stay in jail reads, in part, "His callous criminal acts demonstrated a complete disrespect for human life and for the law. His time served in jail for their 1975 murders has not diminished the brutality of his crimes or the pain and sorrow felt by the filies of his victims or the FBI fily."
Leonard Peltier is next eligible for parole in 2024.
From Wikinews


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Upcoming Event:
December 6,
Frank Paul Memorial Gathering
Main and Hastings
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/4227958/?ps=7
 
 
 

National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)
The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is hosting a national conference in Ottawa, Ontario from November 24 to 26, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza and Marriott Hotels. Registration and Opening Reception on November 23, 2009.

NAHO’s national conference will bring together front-line health workers, community members, First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, government departments, professional and para-professional associations, and academic institutions.

Delegates will explore recent innovations and existing or emerging trends in population health research as they relate to reducing disparities among First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the 2009 NAHO national conference. Those chosen to present will be notified by August 14, 2009.
• Information about registration will be available soon.

Dates:
Tuesday November 24 to Thursday November 26, 2009.
Registration and Reception on November 23, 2009.

Location:
The Crowne Plaza and Marriott Hotels Ottawa, Ontario
 
 
 
Sistahood updates
As of August 17, Sistahood Celebration is taking applications for Sistahood 2010. Please check out http://www.sistahoodcelebration.com/ or tobecome involved with Sistahood 2010 please email. sistahood@gmail.com . Watch for more details next month...
Statistics Canada Aboriginal Strategies 2009 Conference Nov. 3 to 5 in Edmonton, AB
 
Hello!
On behalf of Statistics Canada, I would like to invite you to our Aboriginal Strategies 2009 conference.  The conference will take place November 3rd to 5th, 2009 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.
Aboriginal Strategies 2009 will showcase successes by sharing knowledge, experiences, best practices and challenges. The conference will feature a diverse range of topics reflecting the complexity of Aboriginal communities and will also serve to provide a better understanding of the quality of life for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. 
We are anticipating a great deal of interest in the conference with an estimated attendance of 600 participants representing Aboriginal groups, all levels of government, academic institutions, businesses and organizations that have an interest in Aboriginal peoples. Our conference will offer keynote, plenary and breakout sessions.  Our speakers and presenters will be divided into 5 thematic areas:
Children, Families and Youth;
Economic Development and Labour Market;
Health and Well-being;
The North;
Urban Aboriginal Population. 
Conference Fees:
Early Bird Rate: $600.00
For registrations received on or before Sept. 25, 2009.
Regular Rate: $650.00
Group rates are available. For more information, contact the Registrar at 1-888-799-0050.
Registration includes one ticket to the Evening Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.
Additional banquet tickets are available for an extra $50 each. 
 
For more information, visit www.statcan.gc.ca and select “Workshops and conferences.”
 
Cheers,
Mikelle Sasakamoose
Aboriginal Communications Officer
Western Region and Northern Territories
Library Square
#600-300 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia   V6B 6C7
Telephone: (604) 666-4996
Facsimile: (604) 666-6966
 
 
 

Community Futures Treaty 7 Event September 18th in Calgary, AB
DR. BROKENLEG AND DR. BRENDTRO Presenting
Suite 400, 9911 Chula Boulevard          Tel: (403) 251-9242
Tsuu T’ina AB  T2W 6H6
Fax: (403) 251-9750
 A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT - CHILDCARE & YOUTH AT RISK
Friday - SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2009
 This is a rare opportunity to experience Dr. Brokenleg & Dr. Brendtro present together!
 Registration at 8:00 a.m.         Lunch Provided – Noon       Presentation: 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:      Deerfoot Inn & Casino
$100 per person, Students:  $50.00   (Limit of 50 Student Seats Available).
note: No Fee Charged for Treaty 7 AHRDA & Sub-Agreement Staff Members.
 Contact:          Linda Domak of Community Futures Treaty Seven
by Email:  events@t7edc.com or  Fax: 403 251-9750  or Mail
Community Futures Treaty Seven , Suite 300, 6011 – 1A Street S.W.,   Calgary, Alberta  T2H 0G5

 
Most likely you know about this new programming at Knowledge but just in case here is a synopsis of it.
 
FIRST PEOPLES, NATIONS, VOICES…FIRST ON KNOWLEDGE!
 
In September, Knowledge begins a year-long focus on those who came first – programs by and about aboriginal peoples from local, continental, and global perspectives.
 
Our aboriginal programming is part of an exciting fall season on Knowledge. We’re launching B.C. premieres of landmark international documentaries and fascinating arts and culture programs from this province and around the world.
 
Our Knowledge brand continues to evolve, with the new Knowledge ”voice” launching in the coming months.
 
Long hours and hard work have gone into building a fall season that truly reflects the unique role Knowledge plays in the lives of British Columbians. Our Knowledge team includes staff, board members, independent producers, directors, editors and contractors with diverse backgrounds and skills.
 
To get a preview of what Knowledge will be showcasing this fall, and celebrate our successes, I’d like to personally invite you to a Knowledge team launch event on: Wednesday September 16th from 2-4pm in the Knowledge lounge.
There will be cake! Please let me know if you are interested in attending our staff event.
I hope to see you there!
 
Contact:
Laura Mattiello
Executive Assistant, President's Office
Direct Line: 604.431.3175
Facsimile: 604.431.3387

Knowledge:Pass It On
4355 Mathissi Place
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5G 4S8
Knowledge.c

 
 
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If you're reading this section, you're one of the 60% of our RedWAY readers who open this article within 48 hours of its publication and distribution.
 
We need a new Calendar of Events Editor to keep the section going...
Currently, Spiritlink Communications editor Kristin Kozuback volunteers 6 - 8 hours each week to update this section to keep you informed about career fairs, community meetings, cultural celebrations, sports events, conferences and artists’ shows.  Let's work together to support Youth to learn how to write, research, present about and and publish articles in RedWAY BC News...
We need a new Calendar of Events Section Editor for RedWAY - and your help to continue and expand his ‘earn and learn’ opportunity through 2008! 
As Calendar of Event Section partners come on board, the Aboriginal Youth Section Editor will manage accounts and make sure they’re always at the top of your mind in our news.Our writers can come out to your event to highlight it in upcoming issues... 
Here’s ways you can directly support this ‘learn and earn’ opportunity so others can 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 $1500 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!
 
Contact us about adding events or contributing to our Calendar of Events Section Editor, RedWAY BC News e-mail: events(at)spiritlinking(dot)com, Or phone Kristin at 604-783-8304 fax: 604-271-4880
 
New - Marketing with a Mission - Let our AYM Team create your marketing materials or create an EVENT PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE - sustainability never felt so good!

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