Labour data ‘first step’

Two Organizations The North Superior Workforce Planning Board and Northern Policy Institute joined together to provide communities better access to labour marketing information.

[…]“This information is intended as a starting point for an evidence-based conversation about why certain changes are occurring,” Madge Richardson, executive director of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board, said last week.

“(The reports are) just a first step. It is now up to community members to explore and address the challenges and opportunities their community is experiencing.

The goal of the reports is to provide residents with a better understanding of what is happening in their community […]

[…] There will be 34 reports in total, covering: Animbiigoo Zaag’igan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway), Aroland First Nation, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation), Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation), Conmee, Dorion, Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope), and Fort William First Nation.[…]

To read more about it, just click the link below.

Source: The Chronicle Journal

CBC Radio: No excuses for boil water orders on First Nations reserves – Michael’s essay

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[…] For decades, through various governments and various political parties making various promises to do something, Aboriginal families have had to pay special attention to their water before drinking it, bathing in it or cooking with it.

Think about that. […]

This News Article is about the water. The Boil Water Advisory. Its been happening for quite a looong time. Across many First Nation communities, including ours.

Click this link to read more about it>>Source: CBC.ca/radio/thesundayedition/

News Bulletin: Mar 2,2017

Ontario Works
Open House Fri. 2 PM in lobby, Food and refreshments will be provided.
For all that ask for mechanic need to pay $160 CVS acct. 6330406
IMPORTANT NOTICE, there is a list of people around town regarding the Fire Arms certificate course, call OW to confirm your spot.

JCY Announcement: Events This Week:
Winter Carnival: Friday March 3rd: 1020AM – 3PM (regular lunch break at 12-1).
Winter Classic Staff vs Students Hockey Game: Friday March 3rd: 3PM-4PM
March Break starts on Monday, Mar 6
Students return Tues, Mar. 21st, 2weeks off for students
JCY Library Elders afternoon is on every Wednesday.
Mr. Green opens library on Saturdays 1 PM – 3 PM. I need to check in w/ him to be sure its still going on.
Family photos, those who did family photos need to pay for them before photos get sent back.

Mar 4th Flee Market happening @ the GYM 4 PM – 6 PM. call Vicky Ooshag $10 to book a table, or call her for more information. P# 242-1082

Mar 6th NAN Climate meeting, w/ the deputy grand chief Derek fox, Environment manager Lydia BigGeorge, Climate Specialist on cap and trade Bill Maloney.

Mar 9 @ 2 PM. cable and internet disconnection

Mar. 10th – 12th Ojibwe Spirit Jrs. Drum group will leave for TBAY, to attend the Lakehead University Powwow

Apr 1st The Kitchen Inn will be closing to the public of Fort Hope, but the inn will remain open, for all out-of-town workers and tourist who visit our community.

We are having a Launch party @ 6 PM at the GYM this evening. For The Eabamet Lake News Web-site.

Northern Ontario Business: Province provides $203,206 for Indigenous business initiatives

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The Aboriginal Economic Development Fund is granting money to Eabametoong First Nation, Missanabie Cree First Nation and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

Eabametoong First Nation will receive $36,952 to train and build capacity for entrepreneurs in the cultural tourism sector. […]

Paul Holcroft, employment community co-ordinator at Eabametoong First Nation, in a release.

“The goal is to bring money into the community to help the local economy by attracting tourists to the Eabametoong First Nation Territory. The training is the first step of many in the cultural tourism industry.”

Source: Northern Ontario Business

CBC News: Counselling, not canoe sheds needed for First Nations youth, mental health worker says

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Valerie Ooshag makes speech to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation winter chiefs assembly.

“Our people are hurting,” Ooshag told the chiefs. “We need to come together and have our youth involved, to let them tell you what they want, what they need to take care of themselves.

Source: Counselling, not canoe sheds needed for First Nations youth, mental health worker says

YorkRegion.com: Markham signs partnership accord with Eabametoong First Nation

“The City of Markham says it is breaking new ground and forging a path to “reconciliation” with a cultural collaboration agreement with Eabametoong First Nation.”

Markham is a city with a population over 300.000, within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario.

Source: Markham signs partnership accord with Eabametoong First Nation