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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aboriginal Post Secondary Scholarships: Deadline June 1

Hello Metis Youth! Check the following Aboriginal post secondary scholarships due by June 1st!

The Post Secondary Education Awards Program 
The purpose of this program is to meet the increasing needs of First Nations, Inuit and Metis students for financial support and to assist them in the pursuit of excellence in every discipline.
Eligible fields of study: business, commerce, science, law, engineering, information technology, education, social work, social sciences and technical studies
Eligible programs of study: post secondary programs of at least two years at recognized Canadian technical institutes, CEGEPs, colleges and universities. Certificate or diploma programs, undergradutate and graduate programs are eligible for consideration.
Due June 1st 
Click here to fill out an application 

Canadian National Scholarships for Native Students
CN makes awards available to Inuit or non status Indian or Metis students entering or enrolled full time in a post secondary program in Canada that leads to a career in the transportation industry. This includes fields such as engineering, business, computer science, communications and technical studies.
For more information visit: http://www.cn.ca/en/careers-offer-scholarships-aboriginal-awards.htm

For a full listing of Aboriginal scholarships across Canada please visit, The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society
http://www.ammsa.com/community-access/scholarships/

Good Luck! 
Max and Renee 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Federal Election 2011 - Information on Aboriginal Issues

Calling all Métis Youth!

Here is some information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Issues and Candidates for the 2011 Federal Election: http://blog.fedcan.ca/2011/04/26/federal-election-2011-first-nations-inuit-and-metis-issues-and-candidates/

For those 18 years and older, get informed and make your mark on Monday May 2nd at a polling station near you...

See http://elections.ca/ for details on how to register as a voter.

Max & Renee

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Women’s Worlds 2011 - Young Aboriginal Women’s Creative Essay Contest!


Calling all Young Aboriginal Women across Canada ages 16 to 29! Do you want to be part of one of the biggest gatherings of women in the world happening in Ottawa July 3rd to 7th?!

The Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Circle for Women’s Worlds 2011 invites young Aboriginal Women across Canada to submit their written, artistic, or otherwise creative submissions to attend Women’s Worlds 2011. We greatly value the participation of young Aboriginal women and would like to hear directly from YOU about why you want to be there!

Conference info: www.womensworlds.ca

Contest Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Native-Youth-Sexual-Health-Network/154777717651

Happy Writing!!
Max & Reneehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Native-Youth-Sexual-Health-Network/154777717651

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Are you a Métis youth ages 14-25? If so, check this out!


WANTED:  MÉTIS YOUTH AGED 18-25:

The Métis Nation of Ontario’s Aboriginal Responsible Gambling Program is seeking participants between 18-25 to be part of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s “Youth Responsible Gambling Video/DVD”.  This invitation seeks young adults that have experienced the impacts of having personal experience with, living with a family member, or knowing of a close friend that has suffered impacts of problem gambling.  Sharing with others will provide invaluable insights and assist everyone on the journey to healthy living.  Travel expenses and a modest honorarium for selected participants will be provided.

 WANTED:  MÉTIS YOUTH AGED 14-22:

The MNO is also offering a Youth Leadership initiative (for ages 14-22) that will be available via videoconferencing and live web-streaming.  Participants can earn volunteer hours towards the high school volunteer hour criteria, will receive free training on Responsible Gambling, can offer information to their own communities, and will receive a certificate and letter of participation from the MNO upon completion of participating and providing one community presentation.

Want to get invloved! Contact:

Loma Rowlinson,

Email:  lomar@metisnation.org
Toll Free:  1-800-263-4889 Ext. 150
Phone:  613-798-1488 Ext. 150
Cell:  613-299-2598

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Canadian Aboriginal & Writing Arts Challenge

Attention Métis Youth!

 Contest open to Aboriginal Canadian between the ages of 14-29

Submit your writing or artwork to the Canadian Aboriginal &Writing Arts Challenge!
Showcase your talent and creativity, have your work reviewed by the foremost Aboriginal storytellers! You could win cash prizes and even have your work published in a national magazine!

Showcase your Aboriginal identity like Métis storyteller Gloria Bell.

What Can you Win?
  • 1st Place Winners in each age category and artwork category will receive:
    • a $2000 cash prize
    • an all-expenses paid trip for two to a major Canadian city to receive his or her award at a special reception with a group of esteemed Aboriginal leaders and authors
    • an excerpt from his or her story published in Canada’s History magazine.
  • 2nd Place Finalists in each age category will receive a $1000 cash prize.
  • 3rd Place Finalists in each age category will receive a $500 cash prize.
  • 4th to 10th Place Finalists in each age category will each receive a $100 cash prize.
  • All Top Ten Finalists in each age category will have their story published on the contest website, and receive a copy of Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past (Doubleday Canada, 2004).
  • All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation acknowledging their hard work and participation in the program.
  • Group entries (ten or more individual submissions) are eligible for a special classroom prize
The deadline for the Challenge is March 31, 2011.

Click here for more details: http://www.our-story.ca/wc
Click here for contest guidelines: http://www.our-story.ca/wc/guidelines

Good Luck Everyone!
Max and Renee

Monday, October 25, 2010

Please VOTE (until Nov 5) - Metis Youth Gathering - Aviva Fund

The second round of voting has begun for Aviva Community Fund projects. Please log in and vote for our Métis Youth Gathering idea – you will have 10 votes for this round (until Nov 5). You can use 1 vote per day per idea, so if you want to use all 10 for the Métis Youth Gathering, please log in each day and vote at htt...p://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf5741

Friday, October 22, 2010

Call for Workshop Facilitators - Gathering Our Voices - March 2011 in BC

METIS YOUTH - This is a GREAT opportunity to organize an ISPAYIN workshop!

GATHERING OUR VOICES ABORIGINAL YOUTH CONFERENCE has put a call out for facilitators - they are looking for individuals/groups to facilitate interactive workshops for the 2011 conference, to be held in Prince Rupert, BC from March 21-24. This year's theme is "A Vision of Our Future". Compensation is available (travel, meals, accommodation, honorarium). Deadline for applications is NOVEMBER 19, 2010.

For full details, see: http://cahr.uvic.ca/nearbc/documents/2010/Call-for-Facilitator-Gathering-our-Voices-2011.pdf

GOOD LUCK, and let us know if you are thinking of applying!
Renee and Max