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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 (

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

By fax (709)896-9211

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


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.


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

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

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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

For more information, visit this link


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

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Opportunity for Youth: Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities


AFOA Canada is pleased to partner with Nutrien, who will sponsor one Indigenous Youth who will attend the Harvard Business School program along with Senior Administrators, Executive Officers, Elected Leaders and Senior Managers working in Indigenous communities and organizations on-reserve, off-reserve and in urban, rural and isolated settings across Canada.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The program was developed under the guidance of HBS Executive Education, the Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities Program is the only program of its kind in North America. The program brings together HBS Faculty and guest speakers who are “specialists” in their fields and proficient in Aboriginal matters.

This four-day program provides the participant with the opportunity to view community investments in a broader context. While it is important to understand investment tools, strategies and products, it is equally important to understand how governance practices can shape the management of the investments with a longer-term view toward building sustainable communities. The skill sets of entrepreneurial finance, negotiations, and change management complement effective governance of community investments. Participants learn using the HBS case study method. Interactive lectures and small study groups ensure lively, thought-provoking discussions and the sharing of innovative ideas. At the program’s conclusion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Harvard Business School.

PROGRAM THEMES: The themes of the program will cover the following:

Investment Governance – Participants will better understand investments and good governance practices over investments.

Entrepreneurial Finance – Participants will build a framework and develop a better understanding of the valuation of potential investments, specifically pre-revenue start-ups.

Negotiations – Participants will enhance their negotiating skills and develop negotiation strategies at an individual and team level.

Change Management – Participants will develop effective strategies for leading through change at both an organizational and community level.

Traditional Healing and Counselling Survey

Qalipu First Nation and Miawpukek First Nation have partnered together to collect information on traditional healing and counselling services across the province. We are asking individuals to complete the following short survey to aid us in gaining a greater understanding of what traditional healing and counselling services mean to you and our communities.
Please complete the survey by clicking the link below:

Jan 17, 2018 Chase the Ace Jackpot winner Eemmanuel Simon
Photo: Barb Benoit McAlinden, Emmanuel Simon, Lory Benoit Jesso, Lee Kerfont, Myra Benoit and Janice Benwah

Benoit First Nation – Chase the Ace Winner

Benoit 1st Nation would like to announce the following information  from last night’s Chase The Ace at the Mi’kmaw Centre in Degrau on January 17, 2017.

The evening’s total ticket sales were $3,814.00. Congratulations to Emmanuel Simon who ticket  #24239 won $762.80 (20% ticket sales). Emmanuel cut the deck of cards hoping for the sneaky Ace of Spades and drew the Ace of spades!!!!The Ace of Spades was worth $1,144.25 (30% ticket sales) plus $10,975.00 which was worth $12,882.00 in total take home winnings. 50% ticket sales $1907.00 goes towards the Mi’kmaw Centre Building upgrades.

The 50/50 Ticket draw winner was Teddy Rouzes who won $503.00. Thanks so much to all the volunteers that helped with this event and also thanks to everyone who came out for this very successful Mi’kmaw Centre Fundraiser.