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NATOA

Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference and Annual General Meeting June 1 & 2, 2017 -Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) welcomes you to the 2017 Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference!

The 4th annual event will be aimed at providing Aboriginal Communities with the comfort and confidence of making informed decisions for their Trust and Investment operations. Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Explore the Aboriginal Trust and Investment Industry
  • Develop an understanding of the background, evolution and complexities of Aboriginal Trusts
  • Learn how to identify your needs and those you may work with to help manage vital Community assets
  • Network and develop relationships among the nation’s leaders in the Trust Investment Community

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

  • Reconciliation and Responsible Investing
  • Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of Scholarship Program
  • Indigenous Sharing Circle
  • Financial Reporting
  • Creating Sustainable Income for Your Community
  • Evolving Your Investment Policy
  • Sustainable Economic Development Through Trusts and Investments
  • Trust Basics
  • What to Expect from your Trust and Investment Providers
  • Investment Basics
  • A Review of Equity Investment Styles in Canada
  • Honouring Our 10-Year Members and Supporters
  • Global Equities – The importance of Diversifying Portfolios Outside of Canada
  • Education for Passive Investing
  • Trust Budgets – How To Make Your Trust Work For You
  • Investment Advance
  • Trials and Tribulations of Starting a Trust
  • Trust Advanced
  • The Manager Search Process – Finding “The Most Appropriate Firm” For Your Needs
  • Youth Involvement – Your Community’s Future
  • Honouring Our Students – Tony Shirt Award
  • US Withholding Tax Presentation
  • EDIP Sovereign Wealth Solutions – Growing Assets to Control Your Destiny
  • Negotiations 101
  • Trust Investments to Work Together to Create Planned Outcomes
  • Natural Resources – Indigenous Rights

For details or to register, visit

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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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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MFNERC

Sharing Our Success, Living a Good Life

May 10-12, 2017 Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre’s mission statement is to help First Nations improve education for all learners to achieve [a good life]: mino-pimatisiwin (Cree/Ojibwe/Ojibwe-Cree) | honso aynai (Dene) | tokatakiya wichoni washte (Dakota).

This year’s Lighting the Fire will be showcasing best practices for academic, language and culture programs including language immersion, in-school and after school programs.

In 1998, First Nations Education Directors in Manitoba had a shared vision of creating the MFNERC to help them with improving the quality and relevance of education. Over the past 18 years, MFNERC has worked in partnership with First Nations educators to develop, initiate and support new programs.

Achieving holistic well-being has been a goal of First Nations. This year’s Lighting the Fire will showcase ways professionals can help students to achieve mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being through creative and fun ways.

Sharing our success stories will help each of our schools to achieve even more success. We will explore various and diverse educational models for First Nations. Through the incorporation of First Nations knowledge and perspectives, First Nations schools have developed exciting new educational programs to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve: mino-pimatisiwin; honso aynai; and tokatakiya wichoniwashte. #agoodlife

Some Workshop Topics Include

  • Cultivating Connection to Self, Community, and Greater Meaning: The Experience of the Quiet Time Meditation Program at Songide’ewin School
  • Integrating Technology in Teaching Jr. High & High School Foundational Math
  • Physical Literacy that Uplifts the Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit
  • JUMP Math: An Introduction to Using the JUMP Math Strategies and Resources to Make Math Classes Come Alive
  • Balanced Literacy Through Raz-Plus
  • Heart Smart Kids – A Classroom Resource for Grades K-6
  • Building Confidence in Mathematics: Mental & Emotional Well-being Begins Through Starting Small
  • Thanadelthur (aka “Slave Woman”): A Dene Woman who Contributed to th eHudson Bay Company
  • Enhancing and Connecting our Schools with Today’s Technology and Wellness – Work Smarter, Not Harder
  • Building School Capacity: Using Data to Raise Students’ Reading Achievement
  • Moocikun! Hands-on Science Excitement!
  • Breathing Fundamentals

To register or for more information:

www.GoToRegister.ca/LightingTheFire

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NATOA

June 1 & 2, 2017 at  Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

NATOA’s 2017 event will be aimed at providing Aboriginal Communities with the comfort and confidence of making informed decisions for their Trust and Investment operations. Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Explore the Aboriginal Trust and Investment Industry
  • Develop an understanding of the background, evolution & complexities of Aboriginal Trusts
  • Learn how to identify your needs and those you may work with to help manage vital Community assets
  • Network and develop relationships among the nation’s leaders in the Trust Investment Community

 WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

  • Reconciliation and Responsible Investing
  • Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of Scholarship Program
  • Trust Basics
  • Evolving Your Investment Policy
  • Financial Reporting
  • Nipissing First Nation Financing; Opportunities and Challenges
  • Creating Sustainable Income for your Community
  • What to Expect from your Investment Manager
  • Investment Basics
  • A Review of Equity Investment Styles in Canada
  • Global Equities – The importance of Diversifying Portfolios Outside of Canada
  • Education for Passive Investing
  • Trust Budgets – How To Make Your Trust Work For You
  • Investment Advance
  • Indigenous Sharing Circle
  • Trust Advance
  • Finding the Right Investment Firm and Monitoring Them
  • Minors Funds – 3 Communities’ Experience
  • Youth Involvement – Your Community’s Future
  • Honouring Our Students
  • US Withholding Tax Presentation
  • EDIP (Economic Development Incentive Program)
  • Negotiations 101
  • Trust Investments to Work Together to Create Planned Outcomes
  • Natural Resources – Indigenous Rights

For more information or to register:

GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Toll Free: 1-866-409-13151

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Web: GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

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MFNERC

Some Workshop Topics include:

  • Principles of Oral Language Immersion and Teaching Dene Morphology
  • Aboriginal Games and Co-operative Activities
  • Expanding Diabetes Knowledge
  • Fun, Interactive Ways to learn native languages using handheld Devices
  • Rediscovering Indigenous Identity
  • Integrating Technology into First Nations land-based Education
  • Teaching Residential Schools Using Literature and Stories in My Classroom

Nakiskamohtahowin: A Cree Sexual Health Glossary

Physical Literacy: A Path to Well-being

Building Brains for Success in School and Life

Language and Culture teachings

To see the full list of Workshop names, descriptions and speakers, please visit

www.GoToRegister.ca/LightingTheFire

Toll Free: 1-866-644-2065

Fax: 1-866-644-2084

Email: LightingTheFire@GoToRegister.ca

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EduTherapy

With Great Loss Comes Great Pain: Unresolved Grief: The Negative Emotional Impact

  • Colonization
  • Residential Schools
  • Intergenerational Loss and Trauma
  • Loss of Family, Parent, Siblings, Children and Friends

Updated 2017 Training Date:

Sudbury, ON: April 21-24

Vancouver, BC: June 2-5

Thunder Bay, ON: July 7-10

Winnipeg, MB: July 14-17

Calgary, AB: July 21-24

London, ON: August 11-14

Edmonton, AB: September 22-25

Moncton, NB: September 22-25

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)

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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Historica Canada

Are you First Nations, Metis or Inuit?

Share your story. 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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Edu-Therapy

Take some time for “SELF CARE” and learn the specifics 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.

New 2017 Training Dates

Sudbury, ON – April 21-24

Vancouver, BC – June 2-5

Moncton, NB – June 2-5

Thunder Bay, ON – July 7-10

Calgary, AB – July 21-24

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 care giving agency using the Edu-Therapy™ Process
  • 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)

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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NATOA

4th Annual Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference and Annual General Meeting

June 1 & 2, 2017

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Trade Show

Entertainment

Engaging Keynote Speakers

Networking Opportunities

Informative Workshops

This year’s event will be aimed at providing Aboriginal Communities with the comfort and confidence of making informed decisions for their Trust and Investment operations. Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Explore the Aboriginal Trust and Investment Industry
  • Develop an understanding of the background, evolution & complexities of Aboriginal Trusts
  • Learn how to identify your needs and those you may work with to help manage vital Community assets
  • Network and develop relationships among the nation’s leaders in the Trust Investment Community

For more information, visit

GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Toll Free: 1-866-409-1315

Fax: 1-866-462-7648

Email: NATOA@GoToRegister.ca

Web: GoToRegister.ca/NATOA

Click for more details

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