R3 Kelowna Métis Youth Event – March 9, 2019

On behalf of Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC), we would like to formally invite you to attend the Regional Métis Youth Event on Saturday March 9th at Ellison Community Hall in Kelowna from 12:00 – 3:30 PM. We believe this would be a fantastic opportunity for you, as a Métis Leader, to connect with Métis youth in your Region and Community.

R3This event was created for Métis Youth in the Thompson/Okanagan to connect with their culture while bonding with other youth. We have an exciting event hosted by the Thompson/Okanagan Métis Youth Representatives including Archery with ISPARC, followed by a Medicine Bag workshop.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Kekuli Café for those who RSVP.

We would also be happy to arrange time for you to speak to the youth regarding: the Region, your Chartered Community, the importance of youth engagement, and/or any other relevant topics. Please let Paris know if you would be interested in speaking to the youth when you send in your RSVP. If you indicate interest, our team will be sure to build in up to 5 minutes within the agenda for you to do so.

Please RSVP to Paris at pgrover@mnbc.ca or by calling 604-557-5851 or 1-800-940-1150.

Attached is a poster with more event details. We encourage you to circulate this poster to Youth in your Community.

Youth travel supports are available upon request.

Cheers,Paris Grover

Youth Events Coordinator – Ministry of Youth

Métis Nation British Columbia

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Indigenous Languages- events, funding, opportunities

 Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Pilot Program. Deadline to Apply February 15, 2019. Arts and culture define and connect us, celebrate our diversity and unite us. The intent of the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture pilot program is to support arts and cultural events, initiatives and engagement by and for local communities. The focus of this program is communities experiencing hardship, historic oppression or other challenges that would benefit from the power of arts and culture to promote healing, resilience and connection. The program has a focus on small, rural, remote and Indigenous communities through grants ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 for arts and culture events and programs that support resilience and community building.

 Mentor-Apprentice Program-FPCC. Deadline to apply February 15, 2019. The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together over a one-year period.

Indigenous Arts & Stories Competition. Deadline March 31, 2019. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29. Create a writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture. Your entry into the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition must include a 200-400 word artist’s or author’s statement that includes a few words about you and explains how your piece explores Indigenous heritage and culture.

Micro-Grants program. Apply throughout the year. Apply Throughout the Year. The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, With grants of $1,000, this program will assist with projects initiated and directed by Indigenous artists and collectives (groups of three or more people) who have demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice.



  • CBC Emerging Indigenous Doc Maker Program aims to develop a new generation of Indigenous audio producers. It offers technical training, resources and support to young Indigenous creators interested in pursuing a career with CBC Radio. This opportunity is open to freelancers and storytellers, recent broadcast/journalism graduates and CBC staff. Candidates should have some basic training or experience in broadcasting, and a great story to share. Applications are accepted three times a year: February 4, 2019.
  • CBC’s The Doc Mentorship Program is a professional development initiative for Canadian audio freelancers and CBC employees. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for emerging and intermediate audio producers to team up with a veteran doc editors/makers to bring innovative and unique stories to life — and get them broadcast on CBC Radio One. Applications for the Mentorship Program are accepted three times a year: February 4, 2019.
  • Applications for 2019 BC Indigenous Student Awards (Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees) and BC Indigenous Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria can be found athttps://www.ikbbc.ca/indigenous-awards/about-this-award/The application deadline is March 31, 2019.
  • Call for Research Papers within the context of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Call for submissions20 December 2018 – 1 March 2019. The authors of selected papers will be invited to present at relevant international events and to submit full versions of their papers for publication in Peer Review Journals. In addition, selected research contributions will be selected in June 2019 for publication on the World Report of Languages 2019.
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Medal Program for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation.Eligibility for a post-secondary student award has been expanded and will recognize outstanding contributions in support of inclusion, democracy or reconciliation, on or off campus. The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal now includes students in diploma and degree programs. One of the roles of the lieutenant governor is to profile excellence and promote the history, culture and achievements of all British Columbians. Nominees are chosen by the public post-secondary institution they attend. The medal is presented by the lieutenant governor, when possible, at either spring or fall convocation, with up to 25 students a year receiving the award.
  • Participate in the National Indigenous Music Impact Study. The study will look at the challenges, successes and barriers that the Indigenous music community faces and estimate the contributions and impacts the Indigenous music community has on Canada. APTN and its partners are leading this project and will engage widely with those involved in the Indigenous music community, including anyone (Indigenous or non-Indigenous) who creates, promotes and supports Indigenous music in Canada. Take the survey:https://corporate.aptn.ca/musicstudy/?fbclid=IwAR078bCBkcInz27pYFlV0JiFQYRLXoV3gm4ALMHnJPolIx2okUpRykzUN_s


Stephanie Gabel

Senior Advisor

Socio-Economic Partnerships

Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation

T: 778-698-9694

E: Stephanie.Gabel@gov.bc.ca

W: http://www2.gov.bc.ca

Interior Health Authority

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Location: Kelowna
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Competition #: 01188614
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Close Date: NOVEMBER 25, 2018*
Position Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal Recruiter to join our team!

The Aboriginal Recruiter will play an integral role in the attraction and hire of Aboriginal people to IH’s external job opportunities. The successful applicant will work under the framework of a focused recruitment strategy comprised of four key elements:

1. Community Engagement – creating recruitment linkages with Aboriginal communities
2. Student Engagement – building for the future through recruitment linkages with educational partners
3. Building Organizational Awareness – guiding more effective Aboriginal-focused hiring practices in IH
4. Recruiter Activities – marketing employment opportunities to ‘job ready’ Aboriginal peoples, and supporting all members of the Recruitment team to engage in practices that support IH’s representative goal.

Travel is a requirement of this position.

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health is a health equity employer focused on engaging with Aboriginal people, communities, and partners. We are committed to building an Aboriginal workforce representation reflective of the population within the Interior and to the delivery of culturally sensitive health care services.

Education, Training, and Experience
We are seeking someone with a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of three years of recent, related experience combined with:
• Experience working in support of Aboriginal employees
• Experience running a recruitment desk
• Experience of interviewing and using selection tools

Skills and Abilities
• Sound knowledge of leading recruitment practices
• Demonstrated innovative thinker with extensive knowledge of Aboriginal communities and resources, ideally those in BC’s interior region.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the success factors for Indigenous cultural competency as gained through education, training and/or experience
• The ability to translate ideas into process and/or action, including the ability to blend innovative ideas with critical thinking
• Excellent written communication skills coupled with the ability to write or edit high quality business documents.
• Excellent oral communication skills, facilitation skills, conflict resolution skills, public speaking ability, and active listening skills.
• Ability to take initiative; work independently and with limited supervision while being a member of a team.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills along with the ability to prioritize tasks and effective decision making ability.
• Ability to develop effective relationships with internal client-managers and external agencies/individuals; the ability to establish rapport with individuals of all educational and occupational backgrounds and diversities
• The ability to be a collaborative team member
• Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures as they relate to recruitment
• Knowledge of sourcing techniques including experience and/or demonstrated skills contributing to the development of marketing materials
• Knowledge of and experience in using social media for promotional purposes
• Ability to deal with personal and confidential matters appropriately.
• Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and any applicant tracking system
• Valid Drivers’ license to facilitate travel to communities across the Interior region
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position

*Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry*

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT


Winter 2019 

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations from across the province to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community/organization.  

These sport camps or courses are community-based programs and can range from 1-2 day events up to multi-week sessions.

Each of our Regional Committees have identified priority sports for their respective region (listed in the application), and these priority sports serve as the focal point for region-wide sport development in the areas of youth sport camps, and coaching/officials development.  
Note:  Requests for sport development activities not included on the regional list of priority sports are welcome and the Regional Coordinating Group will consider these requests during the application review and selection process.

Once applications are approved, the Regional Sport & Physical Activity Coordinator will work with the host community/organization representative to plan and deliver the event(s).

  • Appoint representative as primary contact between the Regional Coordinator & Camp/Clinic Facilitator
  • Consider inviting local Elder/Knowledge Keeper to open or close your camp (honorarium available)
  • Promote the event within surrounding communities (e.g. circulate and post event posters)
  • Collect the online registrations and have registrations forms available at your event when permitted
  • Ensure all necessary equipment (e.g. audio visual, sports gear, cones, tables, chairs etc.)
  • Ensure appropriate emergency plan (identify first aid plan, local EMS, and have contact info ready)
  • Check-in all participants and have representative on-site at event
  • Provide final participation list as part of final event summary
  • MUST fill out an on-line post-event summary (within 7 days of event)
  • MUST provide all invoices to the Regional Coordinator (within 14 days of the event)
5:00 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018

for program delivery dates of JANUARY 2  to MARCH 31, 2019.  

Sharpshooter: Henry Louis Norwest

One of the most famous Canadian snipers of the First World War was a Métis soldier who went by the name of Henry Louis Norwest. He possessed all the skills required for this  role: excellent marksmanship, an ability to keep perfectly still for long periods and superb camouflage techniques.

Sharpshooter: Henry Louis Norwest George Cantlie departed Montréal in 1914 to serve in the Great War. He left behind his family, including his baby daughter Celia. He feared he might never return home and wanted to do something to make sure she would have a memory of him. Despite the mud and horrors of war, Lieutenant-Colonel Cantlie noticed
Did you read the newspaper stories carefully? All the answers to the crossword clues are found in the newspaper. Born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, of French-Cree ancestry, he was a ranch hand and rodeo performer as a young man. Lance-Corporal Norwest served
with the 50th Battalion and achieved a sniping record of 115 fatal shots. He also earned the Military Medal for his bravery during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. In  August 1918, during Canada’s Hundred Days, Norwest earned the Military Medal again in the Battle of Amiens when he took out several German machine gun positions. He was an inspiration to his unit with a fellow soldier writing of him: “Our famous sniper no doubt
understood better than most of us the cost of life and the price of death.

Henry Norwest carried out his terrible duty superbly because he believed his special skill gave him no choice but to fulfil his indispensable mission. Our 50th [Battalion] sniper went about his work with passionate dedication and showed complete detachment from everything while he was in the line . . . Yet when we had the rare opportunity to see our comrade at close quarters, we found him pleasant and kindly,
quite naturally one of us, and always an inspiration.” Norwest’s comrades were stunned when the Métis marksman was killed by an enemy sniper on August 18, 1918. For
the members of his battalion, a genuine hero had been lost.