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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.


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Clear Sky Connections

Our Gateway to Economic Opportunities

June 2 & 3, 2020

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre | Winnipeg, MB

The 2020 CSC Conference ‘Lighting the Pathway to Connectivity – Our Gateway to Economic opportunities’ will provide networking and business partnership opportunities to First Nation Communities, businesses, service providers, and government representatives at all levels who are involved in the expansion of Indigenous Communication Pathways through high speed internet access.

Clear Sky Connections is an emerging major First Nation Entity to provide broadband connectivity via a high-speed fibre optic network to its membership and beyond. An ICT Centre of Excellence is the training vector that will sustain the smoke signals of the future.

Who should attend?

  • People in technology, education, health, administration, social development, economic development, who are committed to the growth and prosperity of Indigenous Culture, knowledge, communities and communications.
  • Information Communication Technology affects everyone and everything as we move towards an interconnection on an electronic scale. It is the underlying tool to Worldwide Indigenous Associations and Services.

The 2-day event will include:

  • Trade show
  • Youth participation
  • Training opportunities
  • International presenters
  • Networking with decision makers and front line community champions!

Topics:

  • Creating a Path to Self-Sufficiency: Investing in Our Capacity – Chief Clarence Louie
  • Know Your ‘Why’ and Change Your Life, Business and Community – Jenn Harper
  • Asserting Our Sovereignty – Chief Marcel Moody
  • The Art of Negotiating: Moving Beyond Symbolism – Dr. Ted Moses
  • Connectivity and Colonization: Settler Strategies and the Paradox of Being Indian on Our Land

– Dr. Barry Lavallee

Speakers will include:

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band

Jenn Harper, Founder/CEO, Cheekbone Beauty

Chief Marcel Moody, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Dr. Ted Moses, Eastmain, QC

Dr Barry Lavalee, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MCISc Medical Advisor, MKO Clinical Care Transformation

www.GoToregister.ca/ClearSky

Toll Free: 1-866-295-7115

Fax: 1-866-295-3580

Email: ClearSky@GoToRegister.ca 

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Women Building Futures

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in construction but you’re not too sure which trade or where to start, this is the program for you.

Class Dates – June 29-Sept 18, 2020 

Deadline to Apply – April 20, 2020

Apply at  GoToInfo.ca/WomenBuildingFutures 

Live and train in your community!

Journeywoman Start (JWS) Cold Lake is a 12-week pre-apprenticeship program featuring classroom and hands-on skills development training that introduces learners to five skilled trades that are recognized as apprenticeships in Alberta.

The hands-on experience provides introductory skills training in drawing and blueprint reading, carpentry, welding, pipe fitting, electrical, and plumbing.

Free tuition for qualified applicants.

You will receive industry exposure, job search support and earned employment referrals. Plus, essential safety awareness and certification, Academics, Best Practices for working in construction, exposure to technical skills and hands-on training. Students will write the AIT exam while in the program.

Certificates include:

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • H2S Alive
  • OSSA Confined Space/Entry Monitor
  • OSSA Elevated Work Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding Awareness
  • Standard First Aid CPR A & AED

 

Training will take place at Portage College, Cold Lake; hands on skills training at various locations (TBD).  

www.GoToInfo.ca/WomenBuildingFutures

Phone: 1-866-979-4434

Fax: 1-866-979-3514

Email: WomenBuildingFutures@GoToInfo.ca

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Women Building Futures

Round Dance – Saturday February 29th, 2020

Pipe Ceremony 4 p.m

Enoch Recreation Centre
Whitemud Dr. NW, Hwy 60
Enoch Cree Nation
Alberta T7X 3Y3

Feast & Round Dance to Follow

MC: Stan Isadore – Stickman: Laurent Isadore

Please join us for a night of
good food, dancing, door prizes, giveaways,
raffles, 50/50s, and beautiful music.
Singers receive an honorarium

www.GoToInfo.ca/WomenBuildingFutures
Phone: 1-866-979-4434
Fax: 1-866-979-3514
Email: WomenBuildingFutures@GoToInfo.ca

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NATOA

Inaugural NATOA Indigenous Youth summit “Managing Your Financial future”

May 6 & 7, 2020 Banff Centre for  Arts & Creativity Banff, AB

The Inaugural NATOA Indigenous Youth Summit is a two-day event that will feature a carefully selected collection of speakers, case studies and best practices to empower our youth. The mission of this event is to give youth the confidence to make decisions in finance, mental health, career paths and education. *Must be +16 years of age. A Counsellor will be on site to book confidential sessions.

Financial Literacy

  • Starting a Business
  • Taxes on and off Reserve
  • Promotion of Life / Suicide Prevention
  • Goal Setting
  • Social Media Literacy
  • Leadership

The Summit will include a trade show filled with corporations which will allow youth participants to discuss:

  • What careers they offer?
  • What education is needed?
  • Do they have an Indigenous mandate or focus?
  • Do they offer scholarships?
  • Do they offer apprenticeships?

For details including registration, agenda, speakers, sponsorship opportunities and more: GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Fax: 1-866-462-7648 

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

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NATOA

2nd Annual NATOA Indigenous Women’s Summit ‘Inspiration through Empowerment’

March 10 & 11, 2020

Delta Hotels Montreal | Montreal, QC

The 2nd Annual NATOA Indigenous Women’s Summit is a 2-day event designed as a platform for discussion, storytelling and advice from top Indigenous female leaders from across the nation.

Indigenous female leaders from across the nation with a focus on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Building on the success of our inaugural event in 2019, expect to connect and network with over 230 delegates.

Topics that will be discussed:
• Lateral Violence
• Developing a Business Plan
• Developing a Great Resume, Cover Letter & Biography
• Opening a Business
• The Importance of a Strong Pitch Deck
• Finance Tips for Women
• Accessing your Creative Talents to Generate Revenue

For details and to register, visit www.GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

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RBC

The RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Indigenous students to complete post-secondary education and provide an opportunity for RBC® to strengthen its relationship with the Indigenous Community.

This scholarship is intended to support those Indigenous students who have at least 2 years remaining in their post-secondary studies. Scholarship recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial need. Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit and Métis are welcome to apply. Selected students will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for 2 to 4 years.

RBC awards ten scholarships in two categories for students:

  • Majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
  • Majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

For more information or to apply: www.GoToApply.ca/RBC

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020

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Clear Sky Connections

Our Gateway to Economic Opportunities

June 2 & 3, 2020

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre | Winnipeg, MB

The 2020 CSC Conference ‘Lighting the Pathway to Connectivity – Our Gateway to Economic opportunities’ will provide networking and business partnership opportunities to First Nation Communities, businesses, service providers, and government representatives at all levels who are involved in the expansion of Indigenous Communication Pathways through high speed internet access.

Clear Sky Connections is an emerging major First Nation Entity to provide broadband connectivity via a high-speed fibre optic network to its membership and beyond. An ICT Centre of Excellence is the training vector that will sustain the smoke signals of the future.

Who should attend?

  • People in technology, education, health, administration, social development, economic development, who are committed to the growth and prosperity of Indigenous Culture, knowledge, communities and communications.
  • Information Communication Technology affects everyone and everything as we move towards an interconnection on an electronic scale. It is the underlying tool to Worldwide Indigenous Associations and Services.

The 2-day event will include:

  • Trade show
  • Youth participation
  • Training opportunities
  • International presenters
  • Networking with decision makers and front line community champions!

Speakers will include:

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band

Jenn Harper, Founder/CEO, Cheekbone Beauty

Chief Marcel Moody, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

www.GoToregister.ca/ClearSky

Toll Free: 1-866-295-7115

Fax: 1-866-295-3580

Email: ClearSky@GoToRegister.ca 

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NATOA

Moving Forward with a Community Focus

May 4 & 5, 2020 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

The 7th Annual NATOA Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference is 2-day event designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Indigenous Trusts. This year’s theme is ‘Moving Forward with a Community Focus’. Speakers will represent both the Indigenous 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.

For more information including registration, agenda, speakers, sponsorship

opportunities and more, please visit www.GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Toll Free: 1-866-409-1315

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

Web: www.GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

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Banff Centre

  • Negotiation Skills Training – February 2-7
  • Indigenous Business and Economic Development – February 9-14
  • Establishing Indigenous Institutions of Governance – March 1-6
  • Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership – March 15-20
  • Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks – March 22 -27

Receive our monthly Indigenous Leadership Programs Newsletter! 

Sign up today by visiting www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentreEmails

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

Help yourself. Help Others. Help your community. 

Learn the specific skills necessary to deal with relationship conflicts at home and in the workplace. Help your Community deal with the losses that negatively affect us all.

Vancouver, BC: February 7-10, 2020

Saskatoon, SK: Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2020

Calgary, AB: Mar 13 – 16, 2020

Toronto, ON: Mar 27-30, 2020

Moncton, NB: Apr 24-27, 2020

Winnipeg, MB: April 24-27

Sudbury, ON: May 1-4

Edmonton, AB: May 29-June 1

Book Early and Save! Call for details about discounts

Edu-Therapy is a Cognitive Behavioral Process for Healing Grieving Hearts due to:

  • Colonization
  • Residential Schools
  • Intergenerational Loss & Trauma
  • Loss of Family, Parents, Siblings, Children & Friends

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.

Group discounts and private inhouse training available. Call for details.

For more information or to register, please contact Eric or Kelly:

GoToRegister.ca/Grief

Toll Free: 1-866-476-0209

Fax: 1-866-430-8296

Email: Grief@GoToRegister.ca

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