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Metis election postponed, general assembly called

The long-awaited February election of the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) has been postponed and a general legislative assembly to set a new date has been called for Feb. 18 and 19 in Saskatoon.

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Canada 'falls short' in treating First Nations patients, says country's 1st female Indigenous surgeon

First Nations culture needs to be respected by health-care professionals, says Dr. Nadine Caron

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Source: CBC News


Downie weeps during indigenous tribute

A frail-looking Gord Downie wept openly, wiping tears from his eyes, as indigenous leaders paid tribute to the ailing Tragically Hip frontman Tuesday for his efforts in forcing Canada to confront the legacy of residential schools. 

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Source: The Canadian Press




Indigenous prisoners released without adequate rehab, auditor general says

Michael Ferguson suggests a gradual and structured transition back into society is required

Indigenous offenders are too often released back into society without adequate rehabilitation, according to a new report from Canada's spending watchdog.

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Source: CBC News




How science and First Nations oral tradition are converging

Science is finally catching up to oral traditions passed down through generations of First Nations cultures

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Source: CBC News





Spending on aboriginal health care just a ‘drop in the bucket,’ health minister concedes


OTTAWA — Health Minister Jane Philpott said Wednesday the Trudeau government’s funding this year for health-care facilities in Canada’s indigenous communities is “a drop in the bucket” as she tried to tamp down expectations of quick fixes for problems bedevilling First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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Source: National Post

Saskatchewan premier, First Nations leaders meet to address youth suicide crisis


LA RONGE, SASK.—Premier Brad Wall says supporting families and communities is key to preventing youth suicides in northern Saskatchewan.

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Source: Canadian Press





James Bay students learn Cree syllabics in virtual reality


New program teaches syllabics inside immersive world, with friendly dogs and archery

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Source: CBC News






Jets, Oilers among organizations leading the way in indigenous tributes

WINNIPEG – As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown...

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Source: Press

Telling Indigenous Women’s Stories – Why the Coverage Needs to Go Further

"This isn’t another poor Indian story, is it?”

It’s been over 10 years, but I still remember the shock I felt hearing those words from my producer. It was 2005 and I worked at a national current affairs show, and had just pitched my first story on a missing Indigenous woman. A girl I knew from back home in Saskatchewan had disappeared. Her name was Amber Redman and she was 19. Amber was on a volleyball team that I coached when I was in university. I didn’t know her well, but I remember she was a shy, sweet girl.

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Source: Canadian Women - Connie Walker

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06/14/2017 - Skilled youth show their stuff in Winnipeg

05/31/2017 - Answers to your apprenticeship questions

05/17/2017 - ASAP means something else in Saskatchewan

05/04/2017 - ASWA holds 2017 convention

04/19/2017 - Exploring your future in the skilled trades

04/05/2017 - Testing your own Essential Skills

03/22/2017 - Essential Skills: Digital skills

03/08/2017 - Essential Skills: Document Use

02/22/2017 - Essential Skills: Thinking it through

02/08/2017 - Essential Skills: Getting it down on paper

01/26/2017 - Essential Skills: Working with others to get the job done

01/11/2017 - Essential Skills: Reading text

12/14/2016 - Essential Skills: Learning at work

11/30/2016 - Essential Skills: Getting the message across

11/16/2016 - Essential Skills: Numeracy is a good place to start

11/02/2016 - Celebrate skilled tradesacross Canada this week!

10/19/2016 - Succeeding in Construction - What’s next?

10/05/2016 - Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

09/21/2016 - Things to know: Your first day on the job

09/08/2016 - Things to know before heading to the job site

08/24/2016 - You've got the job! What's next?

08/10/2016 - The interview, Part 2: How it can go wrong and how to do it right

07/27/2016 - You've got the interview! Now make a great impression

07/13/2016 - Seven job search tips

06/29/2016 - The cover letter: Doing it right

06/15/2016 - Putting together a killer resume, Part 2

06/01/2016 - Your resume is key to getting that job!

05/18/2016 - How ASWA can help you get to work

05/04/2016 - This handy printout gives you important H&S info

04/20/2016 - Remembering those who died on the job

04/06/2016 - The 7 most dangerous tasks at work

03/23/2016 - Safety: Know your rights AND responsibilities

03/09/2016 - Guide helps you find services in B.C.

02/24/2016 - 'Career Compass' can help you find your way

02/24/2016 - 'Career Compass' can help you find your way

02/10/2016 - Building a career in B.C.? Here's some help

01/27/2016 - 'Journeywoman START' ready to roll out

01/13/2016 - Business and Operations in the oil industry – what you need to succeed

12/30/2015 - Geoscience in the oil industry – what you need to succeed

12/02/2015 - Technicians in the oil industry – what you need to succeed

11/18/2015 - Trades in the oil industry – what you need to succeed

11/04/2015 - Oil Industry Operators – what you need to succeed

10/21/2015 - Oil industry jobs – what you need to succeed

10/07/2015 - Create your own path in the construction industry

09/23/2015 - Check out our new website!

09/09/2015 - Three ways to get into construction

26/08/2015 - Personal Stories: Avalon, Journeyperson, Automotive Service Technician

12/08/2015 - Personal Stories: Jimmy, Apprentice Automotive Service Technician

29/07/2015 - Personal stories: Kelsey, Tool and Die

15/07/2015 - Personal stories: Keiran,  refrigeration apprentice

01/07/2015 - Personal stories: Nina; Apprentice Bricklayer

17/06/2015 - All about OYAP ( and apprenticeships in Ontario)

03/06/2015 - Getting to work on essential skills

21/05/2015 - Skilled trade provincial champions heading to Saskatoon!

06/05/2015 - Can you dig it? Fun ways to learn about mining.

22/04/2015 - Mining Careers: Get the right training

08/04/2015 - Mining Jobs...what are they? 

25/03/2015 - A career in mining.Explore the possibilities.

11/03/2015 - New video explains some Apprenticeship Basics

25/02/2015 - Does your Employer say there is no money for training?

28/01/2015 - Civil Construction sector keeps us moving and connected

05/11/2014 - Discovering trades: These videos are fun AND informative

22/10/2014 - Trade school would offer new opportunities to Native youth

Employers Newsletter

06/14/2017 - Architectural institute to promote indigenous design

05/31/2017 - Indigenous youth gain skilled tradesexperience through Yukon program

05/17/2017 - Building the aboriginal connection

05/03/2017 - Training programs pay dividends

04/19/2017 - ASWA partner, Flyer Electric,is Saskatchewan proud

04/05/2017 - Employing youth is a smart strategy

03/22/2017 - Indigenous architecture event to be held in Ottawa in May

03/08/2017 - Indigenous Affairs announces Quebec First Nations projects

02/22/2017 - Indigenous skills training boosted in Thunder Bay

02/08/2017 - Algonquin College breaks ground on indigenous entrepreneurship facility

01/26/2017 - Nova Scotia First Nations band plans rebuild

01/11/2017 - Calgary area development offers big potential

12/14/2016 - Tradewinds program blowing positive change

11/30/2016 - A home-grown solution to skilled worker shortage in Canada

11/16/2016 - New guide aims to build pathways

11/02/2016 - Airline owner had pilot's licencebefore a driver's licence

10/19/2016 - The importance of culturally responsive architecture for Indigenous people

10/05/2016 - Shipping containers repurposed forFirst Nations home in pilot project

09/21/2016 - Work of indigenous builderslives on in ROM totem poles

09/08/2016 - In a highly competitive world, is diversity Canada’s advantage?

08/23/2016 - Embracing diversity, meeting needs

08/10/2016 - Autumn events celebrate Aboriginal business

07/27/2016 - Promoting inclusivity, building relationships

07/13/2016 - Top 100 Employers celebrated at summit

06/29/2016 - The business advantage of diversity

06/15/2016 - Webinar looks at LGBT Inclusion in the workplace

06/01/2016 - Resume 'whitening'. Yes, it's a thing.

05/18/2016 - Shocking incident leads to impetus

05/04/2016 - Gala celebrates First Nations business

04/20/2016 - Remembering those who died on the job

04/06/2016 - Keeping young people safe on the job

03/23/2016 - Understanding risks is key to safety

03/09/2016 - Do you make safety your mission?

02/24/2016 - Helping women build futures

02/24/2016 - Helping women build futures

02/10/2016 - The AHRC is looking for partners in inclusion

01/27/2016 - Celebrating Aboriginal business accomplishment

01/13/2016 - Getting it done safely and on time

12/30/2015 - Extracting oil... from coveralls!

12/16/2015 - Creating their own work environment

12/02/2015 - Helping companies run more efficiently

11/18/2015 - From iron worker to Aqua CEO

11/04/2015 - Forum to focus on challenges and opportunities of cheaper oil

10/21/2015 - First Nation, Enbridge join to bring training and jobs to youth

10/07/2015 - Education network offers resources, best practices info

09/23/2015 - Check out our new website!

09/09/2015 - Mohawk "skywalkers" continue to help shape N.Y.C. skyline