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Powered by Aboriginal Link ®, this highly specialized portal is fully-dedicated to assisting individuals interested in locating and attending conferences and events of specific interest to Canada's Aboriginal Peoples. Events related to skill development, community improvement, economic development and 100's of other topics are identified and posted on this site. AboriginalConferences.ca provides some of the best Aboriginal events in North America.


Conference and Events Postings


The Banff Centre

Register Today! Indigenous Leadership Programs are filling up fast

Be part of a legacy of strong leaders who have taken their knowledge and skills learned in Banff back to build strong and viable Indigenous communities and organizations.

Good Governance for Indigenous Councils & Boards – November 27 – December 2, 2016

Explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous good governance.

Indigenous Women in Leadership – December 4 – 9, 2016

Examine the issues, challenges, and inequities woman face as you strive to fulfill the responsibilities of your job, meet the needs of your family members, and answer the demands of your community.

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NATOA

1-Day Indigenous Trust & Investment Workshop

September 20, 2016 Vancouver BC, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and co-host New Relationship Trust, invites you to join us at the 1-day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop ‘Sharing Success’ held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.

The Workshop is designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Aboriginal Trusts, including topics specific to Communities in British Columbia. Speakers and facilitators will represent Aboriginal Communities who will share their successes of how they have established, or in the process of establishing, and maintained prosperous Trust operations, and the steps they took to succeed. Corporate Industry presenters will also talk about how they effectively service and help these Communities succeed.

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

9:00 am – Welcome

9:15 am – First Nation Investment Opportunity Michael Bonshor, CPA (CMA); Ryan Smith, Terragenex – Ainchut Business Group and its partner Terra Genex Inc. This direct investment portfolio creates an exciting opportunity for First Nations to diversify their investment portfolio; in a new and attractive investment space generally not available to First Nations in Canada previously.

10:30 am – Networking Break

10:45 am – Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – Investment Consultant – Roles & Responsibilities (Panel) – Andrew Hoffman, CFA; Jeff Frketich, CFA; Jeff Harris, LLP; Don Woods, TD Bank

1:15 pm – Program Policies Prophet River First Nation – How to develop and implement Program Policies.

2:30 pm – Networking Break

2:45 pm – Pooled vs. Segregated – Lisa Caswell; Leanne Flett Kruger – Pros vs. cons and when do you move them?

4:00 pm – Reception and Entertainment 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Chief and Council
  • Mining/Energy Executives
  • Executive Director
  • Aboriginal Consultants
  • Trust Officers
  • Academic Leaders/Students
  • Educators
  • Ec Dev Officers
  • Program Managers
  • Band Administration
  • Finance
  • Aboriginal Business Owners
  • Band Managers
  • Elected Leaders
  • CEO’s
  • All Interested
  • Law Firm Executives
  • Other Decision-Makers

NATOA

The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and co-host New Relationship Trust, invites you to join us at the 1-day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop ‘Sharing Success’ held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.

The Workshop is designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Aboriginal Trusts, including topics specific to Communities in British Columbia. Speakers and facilitators will represent Aboriginal Communities who will share their successes of how they have established, or in the process of establishing, and maintained prosperous Trust operations, and the steps they took to succeed. Corporate Industry presenters will also talk about how they effectively service and help these Communities succeed.

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE (subject to change)

9:00 am – Welcome

9:15 am – First Naon Investment Opportunity Michael Bonshor, CPA (CMA) – Ainchut Business Group and its partner Terra Genex Inc. This direct investment portfolio creates an exciting opportunity for First Nations to diversify their investment portfolio; in a new and attractive investment space generally not available to First Nations in Canada previously.

10:30 am – Networking Break

10:45 am – Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – Investment Consultant – Roles & Responsibilities (Panel) – Andrew Hoffman, CFA; Jeff Frketich, CFA; Jeff Harris, LLP; Linda Hartford

1:15 pm – Program Policies Prophet River First Naon – How to develop and implement Program Policies.

2:30 pm – Networking Break

2:45 pm – Pooled vs. Segregated Pros vs. cons and when do you move them?

4:00 pm – Reception and Entertainment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Chief & Council

Mining/Energy Executives

Executive Directors

Aboriginal Consultants

Trust Officers

Academic Leaders/Students

Educators

Ec Dev Officers

Program Managers

Band Administration

Finance

Aboriginal Business Owners

Band Managers

Elected Leaders

CEO’s

Law Firm Executives

Other Decision-Makers

All Interested

REGISTER TODAY!

Space is limited to 200 participants, so register early! Workshop will be held September 20, 2016 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Registration fee includes breakfast, breaks, lunch and cocktail reception.

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The Banff Centre

Be part of a legacy of strong leaders who have taken their knowledge and skills learned in Banff back to build strong and viable Indigenous communities and organizations 

Indigenous Strategic Planning

September 25 – 30, 2016

Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training

October 16 – 21, 2016 and February 26 – March 03, 2017

Indigenous Leadership and Management Development

November 13 – 18, 2016 and March 5 – 10, 2017

Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards

November 27 – December 2, 2016

Indigenous Women in Leadership

December 4 – 9, 2016

Best Practices in Indigenous Business and Economic Development

January 29 – February 3, 2017

Establishing Indigenous Institutions of Governance

February 12 – February 17, 2017

Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance

March 19 – 24, 2017

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NATOA

Mark Your Calendars

September 20, 2016 in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and co-host New Relationship Trust, invites you to join us at the 1-day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop ‘Sharing Success’ held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.

The Workshop is designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Aboriginal Trusts, including topics specific to Communities in British Columbia. Speakers and facilitators will represent Aboriginal Communities who will share their successes of how they have established, or in the process of establishing, and maintained prosperous Trust operations, and the steps they took to succeed. Corporate Industry presenters will also talk about how they effectively service and help these Communities succeed.

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE (subject to change)

9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Gwaii

10:30 am Networking Break

10:45 am Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw

12:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm Investment Consultant – Roles and Responsibilities (Panel)

1:15 pm New Relationship Trust

2:30 pm Networking Break

2:45 pm Tsleil-Waututh Nation

4:00 pm Reception and Entertainment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Chief and Council
  • Mining and Energy Executives
  • Executive Directors
  • Aboriginal Consultants
  • Trust Officers
  • Academic Leaders and Students
  • Educators
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Program Managers
  • Band Administration
  • Finance
  • Aboriginal Business Owners
  • Band Managers
  • Elected Leaders
  • CEO’s
  • All Interested Groups & Individuals
  • Law Firm Executives
  • Other Decision-Makers

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NorthwesTel

Northwestel wants to Invest in Future Northern Employees by offering six (6) $4,000.00 scholarships to Northern Students, to provide summer employment opportunities and to hire after Graduation! Our goal is to have 50% of these scholarships awarded to Aboriginal students every year!

  • Are you an Aboriginal student living in Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories or Northern BC?
  • Are you looking for an exciting career in Engineering, Commerce/Business, Computer Science or Electrical/ Telecommunications?

ELIGIBILITY

  • Enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies in a two-year diploma program or a four-year degree program with your major declared.
  • Pursuing an education in Engineering, Commerce/Business, Computer Science or electrical/Telecommunications.
  • Northern resident (living within Northwestel’s Operating Area).

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT

  • Proof of ancestry (photocopy of status card, beneficiary identification or letter) – if applying to be considered for one of the scholarships designated for Aboriginal students.
  • Proof of northern residency (photocopy of health card).
  • Copy of acceptance letter from post-secondary or educational institution.
  • Copy of most recent transcript (high school, college or university).
  • Introduction letter or video.
  • Current photo for media use (JPEG format).
  • Completed and signed application form.

Apply today!

Deadline is July 31, 2016.

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NATOA

For Immediate Release

NATOA Announces 1-Day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop in Vancouver, BC on September 20, 2016.

June 9, 2016 – Toronto, ON – The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and co-host New Relationship Trust (NRT), is excited to announce a 1-day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop that will take place on September 20, 2016 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The event is designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Aboriginal Trusts, including topics specific to the Communities in the province of British Columbia. Speaker and facilitators will represent both the Aboriginal Communities who have established, or in the process of establishing, and maintained successful Trust operations, and members of the Corporate Industry that effectively service these Communities.

“After the successful launch of the first 1-day workshop last autumn, we are very excited and look forward to the upcoming 1-Day Indigenous Trust and Investment Workshop in Vancouver,” says Mark Sevestre, President of NATOA. “The theme for the event is “Sharing Success” and will be aimed at providing Aboriginal Communities across the country relevant information to help our Communities and Leaders effectively manage and maintain their own Trust and Investment operations. The workshop will be specific to issues and topics to the province of British Columbia.”

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National Aboriginal Day

Each year, June offers a special opportunity for all Canadians to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and their contributions to Canada. Since 2010, Canada has recognized June as National Aboriginal History Month. This year, on June 21 National Aboriginal Day celebrates 20 years of strong and vibrant cultures and traditions across the country.

Canadians are encouraged to honour the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada through respect and healing and build an understanding of how the past has shaped our present. Together we can move forward to a better future for all Canadians. Share National Aboriginal Day messages with your colleagues and memberships, as well as invite them to partici-pate in National Aboriginal Day events and activities.

What can you do for National Aboriginal Day?

  • Post your event at NAD.gc.ca
  • Order NAD information products for kids (activity guide, poster, puzzles, temporary tattoos and more) for distribution;
  • Display a National Aboriginal Day poster;
  • Download a ringtone or wallpaper on your digital device to show your support;
  • Use #NADCanada to join the conversations on Twitter and Facebook and tag their photos on Flickr to share their celebration;
  • Watch National Aboriginal Day information videos on the INAC YouTube channel;
  • Visit Flickr to see National Aboriginal Day from across Canada; and
  • Learn more about Canada’s Gestures of Reconciliation.

Consult NAD.gc.ca for more information, including a list of 2016 events, downloadable resources and suggestions for activities.

National Aboriginal Day is part of the Celebrate Canada program, which also includes Saint-Jean Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1). As a country, we will celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a confederation on July 1st, 2017 – Canada Day! Let us use the momentum and energy from this year’s celebration to begin planning toward this wonderful milestone as a nation.

Join in this celebration! Regularly check NAD.gc.ca and follow Facebook and Twitter to participate in the conversation and share your celebration.

Indigenous Book Club Month

Canadians are invited to pick up and read a book written by an Indigenous author or related to an Indigenous subject. All book clubs in Canada are encouraged to select an Indigenous author or book this month. If you’re not in a book club yet, now is the perfect time to start one!

Indigenous titles are among the world’s best reading today. The idea behind Indigenous Book Club Month is to celebrate and promote First Nations, Inuit and Métis authors and books. Book clubs, parents, teachers and all Canadians are encouraged to join on the path to the reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Share on social media which book you’ve chosen, using #IndigenousReads.

It’s an exciting time! Reconciliation is well underway. From coast to coast to coast Canadians are wanting to do their part!

Follow Indigenous and Northern Affairs social media pages so you can share the #IndigenousReads graphic. Send your ideas on how to encourage #IndigenousReads at

AADNC.Lecturesautochtones-IndigenousReads.AANDC@aadnc-andc.gc.ca.

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Canada Post

Are You Eligible?

Canada Post’s Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrate the hard work and determination of individuals of Aboriginal heritage who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for one year or more, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have now been back at school for at least one year. The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards are granted annually to select applicants from across the country, and recipients are awarded $1,000 in recognition of their efforts.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE IF…

  1. You are an Aboriginal Canadian (member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit),
  2. You have been out of school for one year or more,
  3. You returned to school and have recently completed one year of studies (between January 2015 and August 2016), and
  4. You have never received this award in the past (previous award recipients are not eligible).

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Write an essay which details your efforts to get an education. Be sure to include any challenges you have faced in order to pursue your education, why you were out of school for one year (or more), and what life was like during that time. Your essay should also include the reason(s) you decided to return to school, any extraordinary challenges you might now be

facing, and how you’re dealing with those challenges. Tell us how your life has changed since you’ve returned to school and what your next steps will be. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on letter-sized stationery, and no more than five pages long.

  1. Complete an application form and return it by August 31, 2016. Be sure to include:
  • Your essay,
  • School transcripts or school letter confirming you’ve completed one year of studies between January 2015 and August 2016 (photocopy is acceptable), and
  • A clear photocopy of your membership card or an official letter from a community member confirming that you are an Aboriginal Canadian.

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