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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

Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training – October 15-20, 2017

Indigenous Leadership and Management Development – November 19-24, 2017

Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 26 – December 1, 2017

Indigenous Strategic Planning – December 10-15, 2017

Best Practices in Indigenous Business and Economic Development – January 28 – February 2, 2018

For details or to register. www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentre

Toll Free: 1-866-935-6904

Fax: 1-866-402-9692

Email: BanffCentre@GoToInfo.ca

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Edu-Therapy Solutions

Grief and the conflicting emotions caused by loss are cumulative and most often have a growing negative effect on our ability to participate in life. The primary goal of Edu-Therapy™ is to give participants a stable cognitive process to continue to help themselves and their Community with on-going support for 5 years from Edu-Therapy Support. As Physical Care Costs escalate often, Mental Health needs are neglected. Once Certified as an Edu-Therapy Specialist in as little as 6 hours per week, one specialist can bring Mental Resolution of the pain and sadness caused by loss to over 200 people per year. Trained teams can escalate these numbers adding to the resiliency of the Community as people begin to heal at less than the cost of a trip to the ER where little to no emotional care is given.

You will learn:

  • Dysfunctional ways people mishandle grief and its intergenerational effect on Communities
  • Emotional damage of rationalization and intellectualization
  • Why Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance Models are the wrong approach for grievers
  • Learn proper techniques for identifying and resolving loss and relationship conflicts
  • Edu-Therapy™ Process formats for individual and group work
  • How to expand your caregiving agency using Edu-Therapy™
  • How to resolve cumulative unresolved issues such as PTS and the Residential School Experience, abuse and trauma
  • How to deal with what’s known and what’s not … when someone goes missing (Ambiguous Loss)
  • Humans grieve loss or change of anything held significant
  • Grief is not reserved for death related losses; nor is it an illness or mental disorder
  • Grief is an emotional experience that doesn’t follow stages or a timeline, and does not simply go away with time
  • It’s the actions within time that reduce and eliminate pain
  • Grief happens in many forms and has great potential to create emotional energy and negatively effect life:
    Death of a loved one
    • Ending of a relationship
    • Suicide of someone close
    • Adoption or foster care
    • Loss of culture
    • Change in career, finances or social status
    • Loss of health, trust and safety

Updated 2017 Training Dates

Winnipeg, MB: October 20-23

Saskatoon, SK: November 3-6

Toronto, ON: November 17-20

Vancouver, BC: December 1-4

Register today! Programs fill up quickly.

Toll Free: 1-866-476-0209
Fax: 1-866-430-8296
Email: Grief@GoToRegister.ca
Web: www.GoToRegister.ca/Grief

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The Banff Centre

Indigenous Women in Leadership – September 24-29, 2017

Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training – October 15-20, 2017

Indigenous Leadership and Management Development – November 19-24, 2017

Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 26 – December 1, 2017

Indigenous Strategic Planning – December 10-15, 2017

Best Practices in Indigenous Business and Economic Development – January 28 – February 2, 2018

For details or to register. www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentre

Toll Free: 1-866-935-6904

Fax: 1-866-402-9692

Email: BanffCentre@GoToInfo.ca

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NATOA

*********  Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, NATOA has to cancel the event in Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation on Thursday, October 12, 2017. NATOA apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused

Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Workshop

September 20, 2017 – Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, BC

SHARE and NATOA have developed the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment workshop series to provide Aboriginal

Trusts with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of responsible investment approaches and to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with considering community values and community development aspirations in the management and investment of Aboriginal trusts. The workshops will feature sessions on topics such as:

  • Responsible investment and fiduciary duty
  • How to work effectively with investment managers on responsible investment
  • Case studies of responsible investment strategies to promote reconciliation, the protection of Indigenous People’s rights and aboriginal employment, training and economic development

The workshops will provide opportunities for broad participation from participants to ensure meaningful discussions and knowledge-sharing on the opportunities for innovative investment strategies that reflect both prudent management and preservation of trusts along with broader community values and community development mandates.

Agenda

9:15 Opening Welcome and Prayer

9:15 – 10:00 Delegate Introductions and Expectations for the Day

10:00 – 10:45 Aligning Our Financial Assets with Our Cultural Values

Jason Campbell, CEO, Sovereign Power, Spokane Tribe of Indians

Moderator: Vanessa Mountain, Trustee, St’át’imc 2011 Trust

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Overview of Responsible Investment Approaches

Speaker: Peter Chapman, Executive Director, SHARE

11:45 – 12:30 Responsible Investment and Fiduciary Duty

Speaker: Ratcliff & Company LLP

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Working with Investment Managers on Responsible Investment

Speakers: Andrew Hoffman, Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler, Jeremy Bell, George & Bell Consulting Cliff Fregin, CEO, New Relationship Trust Moderator: Mark Sevestre, President, NATOA

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Aligning Investments with Reconciliation, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Community Economic Development Goals

Panellists: Delaney Greig, Engagement Analyst, SHARE

Stewart Anderson, Vancity Credit Union

Reaching out to the Ktunaxa Nation Council

4:00 – 4:30 Closing

The workshop is FREE to all NATOA members

$200 Indigenous non-NATOA delegates • $500 Industry non-NATOA delegates

Register Today!

GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Toll Free: 1-866-409-1315

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

click for more details

Edu-Therapy Solutions

Grief and the conflicting emotions caused by loss are cumulative and most often have a growing negative effect on our ability to participate in life. The primary goal of Edu-Therapy™ is to give participants a stable cognitive process to continue to help themselves and their Community with on-going support for 5 years from Edu-Therapy Support. As Physical Care Costs escalate often, Mental Health needs are neglected. Once Certified as an Edu-Therapy Specialist in as little as 6 hours per week, one specialist can bring Mental Resolution of the pain and sadness caused by loss to over 200 people per year. Trained teams can escalate these numbers adding to the resiliency of the Community as people begin to heal at less than the cost of a trip to the ER where little to no emotional care is given.

You will learn:

  • Dysfunctional ways people mishandle grief and its intergenerational effect on Communities
  • Emotional damage of rationalization and intellectualization
  • Why Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance Models are the wrong approach for grievers
  • Learn proper techniques for identifying and resolving loss and relationship conflicts
  • Edu-Therapy™ Process formats for individual and group work
  • How to expand your caregiving agency using Edu-Therapy™
  • How to resolve cumulative unresolved issues such as PTS and the Residential School Experience, abuse and trauma
  • How to deal with what’s known and what’s not … when someone goes missing (Ambiguous Loss)
  • Humans grieve loss or change of anything held significant
  •  Grief is not reserved for death related losses; nor is it an illness or mental disorder
  •  Grief is an emotional experience that doesn’t follow stages or a timeline, and does not simply go away with time
  •  It’s the actions within time that reduce and eliminate pain
  •  Grief happens in many forms and has great potential to create emotional energy and negatively effect life:
    • Death of a loved one
    • Ending of a relationship
    • Suicide of someone close
    • Adoption or foster care
    • Loss of culture
    • Change in career, finances or social status
    • Loss of health, trust and safety

Updated 2017 Training Dates

  • Edmonton, AB: September 22-25
  • Moncton, NB: September 22-25
  • Winnipeg, MB: October 20-23
  • Saskatoon, SK: November 3-6
  • Toronto, ON: November 17-20
  • Vancouver, BC: December 1-4

Register today! Programs fill up quickly.

Toll Free: 1-866-476-0209
Fax: 1-866-430-8296
Email: Grief@GoToRegister.ca
Web: www.GoToRegister.ca/Grief

Click here for details

NATOA

Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Workshop

September 20, 2017 – Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, BC

SHARE and NATOA have developed the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment workshop series to provide Aboriginal

Trusts with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of responsible investment approaches and to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with considering community values and community development aspirations in the management and investment of Aboriginal trusts. The workshops will feature sessions on topics such as:

  • Responsible investment and fiduciary duty
  • How to work effectively with investment managers on responsible investment
  • Case studies of responsible investment strategies to promote reconciliation, the protection of Indigenous People’s rights and aboriginal employment, training and economic development

The workshops will provide opportunities for broad participation from participants to ensure meaningful discussions and knowledge-sharing on the opportunities for innovative investment strategies that reflect both prudent management and preservation of trusts along with broader community values and community development mandates.

Agenda

9:15 Opening Welcome and Prayer

9:15 – 10:00 Delegate Introductions and Expectations for the Day

10:00 – 10:45 Aligning Our Financial Assets with Our Cultural Values

Jason Campbell, CEO, Sovereign Power, Spokane Tribe of Indians

Moderator: Vanessa Mountain, Trustee, St’át’imc 2011 Trust

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Overview of Responsible Investment Approaches

Speaker: Peter Chapman, Executive Director, SHARE

11:45 – 12:30 Responsible Investment and Fiduciary Duty

Speaker: Ratcliff & Company LLP

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Working with Investment Managers on Responsible Investment

Speakers: Andrew Hoffman, Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler, Jeremy Bell, George & Bell Consulting Cliff Fregin, CEO, New Relationship Trust Moderator: Mark Sevestre, President, NATOA

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Aligning Investments with Reconciliation, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Community Economic Development Goals

Panellists: Delaney Greig, Engagement Analyst, SHARE

Stewart Anderson, Vancity Credit Union

Reaching out to the Ktunaxa Nation Council

4:00 – 4:30 Closing

The workshop is FREE to all NATOA members

$200 Indigenous non-NATOA delegates • $500 Industry non-NATOA delegates

Register Today!

GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Toll Free: 1-866-409-1315

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

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Historica Canada

Win Up To $10,000 – Here’s My Canada Video Contest

Are you First Nations, Metis or Inuit?

Share what Canada means to you. Enter the Here’s My Canada video contest.

Indigenous stories are an important part of Canada’s past and present. Reflect on national issues or draw on personal experiences and share what Canada means to you.

  • Open to individuals ages 6 and above who reside in Canada.
  • Videos can be live action or animated and must be 30 seconds or less.
  • Download our free video-making app from iTunes or Google Play
  • Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more information and to submit your video:

www.GoToApply.ca/HeresMyCanada

For more information:

Toll Free: 1-866-701-1867

Fax: 1-416-506-0300

E-mail: heresmycanada@historicacanada.ca

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The Banff Centre

Indigenous Women in Leadership – September 24-29, 2017

Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training – October 15-20, 2017

Indigenous Leadership and Management Development – November 19-24, 2017

Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 26 – December 1, 2017

Indigenous Strategic Planning – December 10-15, 2017

Best Practices in Indigenous Business and Economic Development – January 28 – February 2, 2018

For details or to register. www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentre

Toll Free: 1-866-935-6904

Fax: 1-866-402-9692

Email: BanffCentre@GoToInfo.ca

Click for more details

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 2016 and August 2017), 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.
  2. Complete an application form and return it by August 31, 2017. Be sure to include:
  • Your essay,
  • School transcripts or school letter confirming you’ve completed one year of studies between January 2016 and August 2017 (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.

Apply By August 31, 2017

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