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Commercial Space for Lease in Grand Falls – Windsor

Location: 28 Hardy Avenue

Available: July 1, 2017

Approximately 790 square feet is available which is suitable for office or retail space.  Common Kitchen and bathroom areas.  Wheelchair accessible.  Large parking lot.  Centrally located.  Heat and light included.

For more information, please contact Rob Dicks at 634-6895 or email rdicks@qalipu.ca

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Lobster V-notching Presentation

Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be hosting a v-notching presentation in collaboration with Qalipu First Nation.

We are welcoming new fishers and Indigenous designates as well as local fishers and buyers that are interested in learning more about v-notching.

Locations are as follows;

Corner Brook – GREENWOOD INN – April 25th at 7:00pm
Stephenville – DAYS INN – April 26th at 7:00pm

Qalipu First Nations will be presenting a door prize, a v-notching tool, for both locations in support of this conservation initiative. For more information, please contact Randi Morgan at 709-634-4706 or email rmorgan@qalipu.ca.

 

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Coaches Wanted for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games!

The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle NL are currently seeking applications from coaches that are interested in volunteer positions with Team Indigenous NL taking part in the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The location and dates of the 2020 of the Games will be announced in May 2018

The sports that Team Indigenous NL require coaches and assistant coaches for are:

  • Athletics-U14, U16, U19 Born 2006 or later, 2004 or later or 2001 or later
  • Badminton-U16, U19 Born 2004 or later and 2001 or later
  • Basketball-U16, U19 Born 2004 or later or 2001 or later (To be determined)
  • Swimming-U14, U16, U19 Born 2006 or later, 2004 or later or 2001 or later
  • Male Volleyball-U19 Born 2001 or later
  • Female Volleyball-U19 Born 2001 or later
  • Wrestling-16-18, 15 can upgrade Born 2002-2004, 2005 can upgrade

The duties of the coach and assistant coaches will be to lead Identification Camps between August 2018 and June 30, 2019 in various Indigenous regions of the Province with final invitation only selection camps to be held in July, 2019 in the regions where the most athletes invited reside. Staff must also commit to travel with and attend the entire NAIG as they will also be providing chaperoning duties. Successful Coaches will also be required to prepare selected athletes/ teams for the 2020 NAIG from August 2019 to June 2020. The NAIG runs for 9 days starting on Saturday ending the following Sunday.

Minimum Requirements:

  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
  • Certified in the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (Training will be provided)
  • Sport specific requirements as per NAIG Technical Package (naigcouncil.com)

Resumes must include:

  • Contact information including Sport of Interest
  • Letter explaining interest in position
  • Overview of coaching experience and certifications in sport of interest
  • NCCP Number
  • RCMP Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 2 References with contact information

Preference may be giving to applicants of Aboriginal Decent.

For any inquiries, please contact Todd Winters at the ASRCNL Main Office 709-896-9218 or

Mike Alexander at the ASRCNL Regional office 709-643-3130

Interested coaches must forward resumes to the ASRCNL by June 30, 2018

By email to asrcnl@nf.aibn.com

By fax (709)896-9211

 By mail to ASRCNL P.O. Box 338 Stn. C Goose Bay, NL a0p 1c0

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Attention Youth Athletes, Your Chance to Participate in the North American Indigenous Games!

The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle NL are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from Indigenous youth of Newfoundland Labrador that are interested in participating for Team Indigenous NL (TINL) taking part in the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The location and dates of the 2020 NAIG will be determined by May, 2018.

The athletes that Team Indigenous NL are looking for will be participating in are:

  • Athletics U14, U16, U19 Born 2006 or later, 2004 or later or 2001 or later
  • Badminton U16, U19 Born 2004 or Later or 2001 or later
  • Basketball U16 or U19 Born 2004 or Later or 2001 or later(To be Determined)
  • Swimming U14, U16, U19 Born 2006 or later, 2004 or later or 2001 or later
  • Male Volleyball U19 Born 2001 or later
  • Female Volleyball U19 Born 2001 or later
  • Wrestling 16-18, 15 can upgrade 2004-2002, 2005 can upgrade

If you are interested in participating, please fill out and return this form:

North American Indigenous Games Athlete Expression of Interest

2017 Tom Longboat NL Aboriginal Athlete of the Year Awards

 

Honouring the Greatest Canadian Aboriginal Athlete

The Awards

Tom Longboat was one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in Canadian history. A member of the Onondaga Nation who resided in Six Nations of the Grand River, Tom Longboat was one of the most gifted long distance runners of all time. In just his third competitive race, he set the world record for the marathon, smashing the previous mark by over five and one-half minutes. In the years prior to the First World War, Tom Longboat won most of the major distance races in North America and Europe, including the Boston Marathon and the Powderhall Marathon in Edinburgh, Scotland. At a time when indoor marathon running attracted sell-out crowds, he was the world’s professional champion. At one point or another, he held every Canadian record from one mile to the marathon.

 

Throughout his life, Tom Longboat spoke proudly of his First Nations heritage and held his head high in times of great adversity. He was the headline attraction wherever he raced, drawing huge crowds and a widespread following.

 

In 1999, Maclean’s Magazine voted him the #1 Canadian sports figure of the twentieth century.

 

Established in 1951, the Tom Longboat Awards serve as a proud national symbol for all Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

(Dr. Bruce Kidd, Olympian and Tom Longboat historian)

Celebrating Aboriginal Excellence in Sport

 

Who is eligible
Nominations are invited from all levels of sport.

To be eligible, athletes must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be able to prove Indigenous ancestry
  • Must have amateur status.
  • Must be for athletic achievements within the 2017 calendar year.
  • Must submit a completed nomination form on or before the deadline of May 31, 2018.

 

Nominations
How do you nominate an athlete? Complete the nomination form and forward it to ASRCNL Main Office

Step #1
Complete a Nomination Form
(provide detailed information on the nominee and nominator, if applicable)

Step #2
Complete a supporting narrative

STEP #3
Send the Nomination Form and Narrative to Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle NL Deadline May 31, 2018

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Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k April 2018 Newsletter

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Welcome to the latest edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k, (translation: the caribou are travelling together).

The way of the caribou is to work together, travel together, and support one another in the herd.  It is this quality that we can all embrace as we work through a difficult moment for our people; the Qalipu enrolment process has left families feeling divided, grassroots people excluded from something they worked to create, and Indigenous veterans denied membership for reasons they feel were beyond their control.   On page One, you’ll find a link to a video that shares not only the public rallies in support of Qalipu applicants that took place across the nation on February 24, 2018, but also shares some our struggles and personal stories.

I would also like to bring your attention to information and recruitment sessions that are happening across the province next week.  The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program that combines Indigenous culture and teachings with basic military training.  The six-week program pays really well, and all expenses including travel, accommodations and meals are covered! Tell a young person in your life about this opportunity and get them registered for a session in their area.  Find all the details on page Four.

It is always wonderful to hear news from the communities and this month we have four full pages of happenings! Please enjoy the variety of news, success stories and upcoming events submitted by our readers and community groups.  Keep it coming, we aim to connect our dispersed communities and appreciate your input greatly.

Have you heard the story of a family nine “Wandering Indians” who perished on the barrens near St. George’s (Indian Cove, the earliest recorded Mi’kmaq settlement in Newfoundland) in 1862? Co-authors Len Muise and Melvin White want to make sure we don’t forget them, and that we honour the lives of our nomadic ancestors.  Find this beautiful story on page Thirteen.

Thanks so much for reading and please, stay in touch.

Alison

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Hope in the Darkness: National Walk for Youth Mental Health 2018

Hope in the Darkness is a national call to action for Indigenous and non-Indigenous police officers to walk with youth for youth mental health. The walk will provide police officers with an opportunity to meet youth and listen to their stories along the way, sending them the message that we are listening, we care and we can show love. Hope in the Darkness will bring the country together by having police, youth, frontline workers, families and community members walk from the west coast and the east coast to Winnipeg, the centre of Canada.

Purpose:

  • To bring attention and raise awareness of youth mental health in Canada.
  • To provide a platform for Indigenous youth mental health success stories to be shared.
  • To rally active and retired police officers across the country to get involved in empowering youth.
  • To raise funds to support culture-based youth mental health services across Canada.

Follow the Walk on Social Media:

  • hopeinthedarkness.ca
  • Twitter at: @YouthMHWalk
  • Instagram at: @walkforyouthmentalhealth
  • Facebook at: facebook.com/walkforyouthmentalhealth

Support the Cause by Making a Donation: gf.me/u/g3bwim

Follow the walk in Newfoundland, April 2018, click here

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Members of the Canadian Armed Forces presented information on the Black Bear Program at the Qalipu office in Corner Brook. (L-R) Major Mark Felix, Deputy Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Vickie MacDonald Employment Coordinator, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Thomas Holland, the Regimental Sargent Major (RSM) of the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre, Chief Brendan Mitchell, Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Errol MacEachern, the Commanding Officer of the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre (CO), Keith Goulding Band Manager and Shelly Garnier Team Lead Client Service Officer

Information and Recruitment Sessions Scheduled in Western and Central Newfoundland for the Black Bear Program, an Incredible Opportunity for Indigenous Youth

April 10, 2018 Corner Brook—The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to partner with the Canadian Armed Forces to host information sessions about the Black Bear Program, an incredible summer employment and personal development opportunity for indigenous youth. Information and recruiting sessions will be hosted in western and central Newfoundland during the week of April 16-20.

The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program that combines indigenous culture and teachings with basic military training. The six-week program takes place from early July to mid-August at the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre located in Oromocto, NB.

Participants in the program will graduate with basic military training, get paid $4,200, have meals and accommodations provided, and their transportation to and from Oromocto covered as well. Following completion of the program, participants may choose to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces on a full or part-time basis.

If you’re ready for a challenging experience that develops hands-on skills, encourages teamwork, improves physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness, get in touch with us to register for an upcoming information session.

Information Session Location Date and Time Address
Stephenville Monday April 16 at 7:00 PM People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre, 90 Main Street Stephenville
St. George’s Tuesday April 17 at 7:00 PM Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum, 183 Main Street, St. George’s
Corner Brook Wednesday April 18 at 7:00 PM Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church Street, Corner Brook
Gander Thursday April 19 at 2:00 PM Albatross Hotel, 114 Trans- Canada Highway, Gander
Grand Falls-Windsor Thursday April 19 at 7:00 PM Qalipu Community Room, 28 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls- Windsor

To register for a session, please contact Monique Carrol, Director of Education and Training, at 647-3096 or email mcarroll@qalipu.ca

For more information about the program, or to apply directly, please visit this link  http://www.army-  armee.forces.gc.ca/en/5-cdn-div-training-centre/aboriginal-programs.page

 

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Black Bear Program an incredible opportunity for youth

Have we got an opportunity for you!

The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program for indigenous youth, age 16+, that combines culture and teachings with basic military training.  The six-week program takes place from early July to mid-August at 5th Canadian Division Training Centre located in Oromocto, NB.

And get this, participants get paid $4,200! That’s a summer job you won’t find anywhere else.  Meals and accommodations are provided while at the camp, and your transportation to and from Oromocto is covered too.

If you’re ready for a challenging experience that develops hands-on skills, encourages teamwork, improves physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness, get in touch with us to register for an upcoming information session.

Please contact Employment Coordinator Vickie MacDonald at vmacdonald@qalipu.ca

For more information, visit this link  http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/5-cdn-div-training-centre/aboriginal-programs.page

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ANNOUNCEMENT Are you an Indigenous university graduate, or currently studying? Are you considering medicine as a possible career choice? If so, this event may be of interest to you!

Pre-Med Summer Institute
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Date: July 2-20, 2018

The Pre-Med Summer Institute is one of the Aboriginal Health initiatives of Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. It is an intensive, non-credit program offered for three weeks (July 2-20, 2018). The institute provides experience in a clinical environment for selected candidates who are thinking seriously about pursuing a career in medicine and who wish to apply for admission to Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. Candidates are selected through an application process from the First Nations, Inuit and Southern Inuit communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Selectees will be placed at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. During the three weeks, participants will converse with physicians, medical residents and students and have some exposure to various health care situations.

To find out more about the institute and to submit an application please visit the Aboriginal Health Initiative website at http://www.med.mun.ca/ahi/home.aspx

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Qalipu Chief and Council received a presentation from the Town of Stephenville (L-R) Gander Bay Ward Councilor Calvin Francis, Corner Brook Ward Councilor Brian Dicks, Flat Bay Ward Councilor Ben Bennett, Grand Falls-Windsor Ward Councilor Andy Barker, Town of Stephenville Councilor Mark Felix, Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell, Stephenville Mayor Tom Rose, Port au Port Ward Councilor Jasen Benwah, Benoit’s Cove Ward Councilor Bern White and Stephenville Ward Councilor Gerard Alexander Click here to view the council meeting report

Council Meeting Report – March 16, 2018