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Sweating it out: Inside an Aboriginal recovery home in Surrey

Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society’s facility helps heal through sweat lodges and cultural traditions

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Source: Cloverdale Reporter

U of S prof Ken Coates receives award from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has given Ken Coates its 2017 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations for “his deep understanding of past and present realities surrounding Indigenous peoples, together with his compelling ideas about Canada’s future,” according to a CCAB news release.

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Source: The starphoenix.com

Okanagan Nation cautious, welcoming, of new principles for First Nations

Calling the last 150 years the most dark and tragic period in their nation’s history, leaders of the Syilx Okanagan Nation say they welcome the federal government’s introduction of a new set of principles to move toward reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations.

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Source: SAObserver

'She's my No. 1 fan': Mom and daughter have deep roots in Indigenous Games

Katana Arcand was four years old when she first attended her first North American Indigenous Games.

Perched on the shoulders of her mother, Miranda Arcand, Katana — who is now 15 — waved a Canadian flag, supporting her mother's athletic efforts at the games.

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Source: CBC News

Gathering takes aim at high HIV rates among world's Indigenous population

Front-line workers from around the world are gathering in Ottawa to discuss ways to curb high rates of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C within Indigenous communities.

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Source: CBC News

First Nations Bear Brunt of B.C.’s Sprawling Fracking Operations: New Report

A patchwork of roads, ditches and unauthorized dams are scarring First Nations territories in north east B.C. while water sources are being jeopardised by natural gas companies using hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of water for fracking, according to a study conducted for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Source: DesmogCanada

Semiahmoo First Nation embark on oral history project

 

Semiahmoo First Nation leaders are embarking on a project to document their history in the bay...

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Source: Surrey Now Leader

Carcross Tagish First Nation unveils new learning centre

Yukon's Carcross Tagish First Nation is celebrating National Aboriginal Day, and also celebrating a brand new addition to the community — a big, state-of-the-art learning centre and cultural building.

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Source: CBC News

New radio stations to serve urban Indigenous communities in 5 cities: CRTC

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto will get new radio stations, CRTC says

Five Canadian cities will be home to new Indigenous radio stations, the CRTC has announced.

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Source: CBC News

Tuktoyaktuk ready to paint the town after $120K recycled materials donation

As the community of Tuktoyaktuk gears up for the opening of its new highway, it's begun to prepare for visitors — starting with giving the community a facelift.

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Source: CBC News

 

 

 

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Members Newsletter

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

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