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Shelley Niro takes pride in being ‘abnormally Aboriginal’

Perhaps you've been wondering who belongs to the face that has been adorning the wall of 118 James N. for the past month or so....

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Source: Hamilton Spectator

First Nations water money flows

First Nations lacking clean water and wastewater infrastructure is a national tragedy and embarrassment to the country said Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu during a funding announcement on Tuesday.

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Source: The Chronicle Journal

Tom Petty song Wildflowers lives on in Cree language

Rock musician Tom Petty died suddenly this week, but his music will live on in at least one Indigenous language.

Art Napoleon, a Cree singer and songwriter, paid tribute to Petty by covering Wildflowers in the Cree language.  

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Source: CBC News

1st-ever licensed on-reserve daycare opens in Alberta

The first provincially licensed on-reserve child care centre in Alberta opened in Kapawe'no First Nation northeast of High Prairie last week.

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Source: CBC News

London Indigenous student trustee could be a Canadian first

The Thames Valley District School Board says it has created the first Indigenous student trustee position in Canada in an an attempt to put an 'Indigenous voice at the table at all times.

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Source: CBC News

Waterloo women support Indigenous youth through Girls at Bat program

Two Waterloo women are making a difference by helping to mentor girls in remote northern Ontario Indigenous communities.

It's part of a program from the Jays Care Foundation, the charity branch of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

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Source: CBC News

Forest fire evacuees from Poplar River First Nation head home

Hundreds of people who escaped wildfires in northern Manitoba near Poplar River First Nation begin their journey home Tuesday.

 

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Source: CBC News

First Nations University introduces reconciliation studies program

 

A new program at the First Nations University of Canada is giving one student a fresh perspective on the history of Canada's residential schools.

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Source: CBC News

Wildfire and low salmon runs a dismal combination for B.C. First Nations

 

Missing salmon, dead wild horses and burnt moose have Interior First Nations worried about the long-term effects of B.C.'s worst wildfire season.

 

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Source: Metro News

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

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Newsletter Archive

Members Newsletter

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

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