Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
November 30 -December 5, 2015,
Launches on December 1st in Calgary, AB.

Leaders unite across Canada with community-based approaches to HIV and AIDS

AAAW-2015-poster-draft-2-4The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network proudly announces national Aboriginal leadership and their supporters will gather in Calgary, AB on December 1, 2015 to launch Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015. It will be accompanied by workshops across the country (Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Inuvik) to continue discussions on Aboriginal HIV and AIDS issues in Canada on November 30, December 2 – 5, 2015. (READ MORE)

Download AAAW Activity Guide (pdf)

More posters available here.

Student Nutrition Programs in Aboriginal Communities – Webinar

Student Nutrition Programs in Aboriginal Communities

Date: Join the webinar on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:40 PM EST
Webinar Objectives: To provide a platform for as many participants as possible to learn about these programs, how and where they are, what’s unique and why they exist. There will be an opportunity for question and answers.
Intended audience: Aboriginal communities, schools, health professionals, leadership funders and donors
Moderator: Wab Kinew | University of Winnipeg
Panelists: Judith Barry | Breakfasts Clubs of Canada, Devorah Belinsky | Breakfast for Learning, Angela Analok and An Richardson | ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program
More Information: Website

Call for Youth Conference Registrants (16-26) for Toronto Conference May 31, 2012

*** Call for Youth Conference Registrants (16-26) for Toronto Conference, please circulate widely ***

On May 31st to June 2nd, 2012, the Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) led by Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux will be providing a powerful experience to 150 youth aged 16-26 through a Meeting Place Youth Conference to parallel the Meeting Place: Truth and Reconciliation Toronto 2012. This youth led component of the TRC regional gathering will be an opportunity to honour Residential School Survivors, meet other youth, build bridges of solidarity and plan for the future – as well as have a lot of fun.

There are only 150 spots in this youth conference so APPLY TODAY at (Deadline May 16th) or visit Council Fire. Join our Facebook event

Youth on the conference will have the opportunity to both take part in the regular conference as well as the youth targeted discussions and sessions and local field trips during the conference. Youth is defined as anyone between the age of 16-26, and different age groups will have age appropriate activities and discussions. In the mornings, the youth components will be working on a Youth Commitment for Change, a set of commitments and recommendations, to present in the closing plenary.

The youth on the youth component will have the opportunity to volunteer to help elders, greet guests, facilitate workshops and youth activities, and record the proceedings of the conference. Those who volunteer as reporters will be provided with equipment to photograph, record and videotape the conference proceedings. In case of a high number of volunteer applications we will request resumes.

Meanwhile, here are some more important points:

Registration for the 150 youth delegates is FREE
The free registration includes FREE meals.
Youth conference will begin Thursday, May 31st at 1pm, until Saturday, June 2nd at 5pm.
Youth are required to cover their own transportation & accommodations (but please do not let this prohibit your participation, contact us at info@canadianroots.ca and we will try our best to find a way of getting you into the city, and accommodated).

There are only 150 spots in this youth conference so APPLY TODAY at Canadian Roots. (Deadline May 16th)

During the youth conference headquarters will be located in the City Hall Room, Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON. Otherwise, the Canadian Roots Exchange is located in the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto, 563 Spadina Ave.

For more information email, info@canadianroots.ca.

In Solidarity,

The Canadian Roots Exchange Team

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference (formerly Blueprint for the Future Career Fairs)

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference (formerly Blueprint for the Future Career Fairs)

Indspire: Indigenous education, Canada’s future.

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference
February 13-15, 2013 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The 20th Annual Indspire Awards
February 15, 2013 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

National Gathering for Indigenous Education
March 15-16, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference
May 8, 2013 – Sudbury, Ontario

For More Information:

Suzanne M. Bradley
Tel: (519) 445 3016 or toll free 1-800-329-9780 ext.230
Fax: 1 (866) 433-3159
e-mail: sbradley@indspire.ca
Website: indspire.ca

Native Education Association of Ontario first Professional Development Conference and Annual General Meeting on Feb. 24th and Feb. 25th at Rideau High School in Ottawa, Ontario

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The theme of the first Provincial professional development conference of the Native Education Association of Ontario is “ Pinzindàn” which means “Listening”. We have chosen this theme because we are a new organization and we need to hear from both our members and our community about how we can develop Native Language,
Native Studies and Aboriginal specific programming in schools. NEAO is holding its first Professional Development Conference and Annual General Meeting on Feb. 24th and Feb. 25th at Rideau High School in Ottawa.

NEAO is the Provincial Subject Association for Native Studies and Native Language teachers. We seek to support quality authentic Aboriginal content across the K-12 curriculum and thus have planned professional development for Elementary classroom teachers and Secondary subject specialists as well. This conference seeks to give educators; ideas, resources, teaching methodologies, and other strategies that are practical and culturally appropriate.