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Natoaganeg First Nation would like to congratulate the Gr. 12 Graduates of 2024, on their well deserved successes. 🎓 

🎓 Xavier Ward - MVHS 
🎓 Mariah Ward - MVHS
🎓 Kaido Simonson - MVHS
🎓 Hannah MacGregor - MVHS 
🎓 Landon Doyle - MVHS 
🎓 Savana Barnaby - NSER 
🎓 Kiley Ward - NSER 
🎓 Colby Ward - NSER 
🎓 Mike OShea - NSER 
🎓 Denzel Patles - BHS 

We would like to wish each and every person a fun, safe summer break. ☀️

Natoaganeg First Nation would like to congratulate the Gr. 12 Graduates of 2024, on their well deserved successes. 🎓

🎓 Xavier Ward - MVHS
🎓 Mariah Ward - MVHS
🎓 Kaido Simonson - MVHS
🎓 Hannah MacGregor - MVHS
🎓 Landon Doyle - MVHS
🎓 Savana Barnaby - NSER
🎓 Kiley Ward - NSER
🎓 Colby Ward - NSER
🎓 Mike O'Shea - NSER
🎓 Denzel Patles - BHS

We would like to wish each and every person a fun, safe summer break. ☀️
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Congrats all!! Great work! All the best with your continued education🎉🎓🪶

Congratulations to all!! Sydney Mortensen graduated June 20 at Woodstock High School....:)

Awesome congratulations to all the graduates this year may u fulfill every desire of your heart and dreams be proud of your accomplishments its not an easy journey .. The world is there for u to conquer go out and get it!! We'll be here to help and support u every step of the way Councilor Grant Patles Grant.Patles@natoaganegfirstnation.ca

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Today, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 

National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups: 

🔸️in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood, now the Assembly of First Nations, called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day.

🔸️In 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples

🔸️also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

If you would like to read more about Indigenous Peoples Day, or to see an interactive map of events, please follow the link below. 

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013718/1708446948967

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Today, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:

🔸️in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood, now the Assembly of First Nations, called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day.

🔸️In 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples

🔸️also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

If you would like to read more about Indigenous People's Day, or to see an interactive map of events, please follow the link below.

www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013718/1708446948967
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Looking for something to do tomorrow during National Indigenous Peoples Day? 

Join Mikmaq Child and Family Services at Gitpo Spirit Lodge from 12-4 for a BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, and more.

Looking for something to do tomorrow during National Indigenous People's Day?

Join Mi'kmaq Child and Family Services at Gitpo Spirit Lodge from 12-4 for a BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, and more.
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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A HEAT WARNING. 🌡

An Extreme Heat Alert (LEVEL 3) is being issued June 19, 2024 for:
• Campbellton and Eastern half of Restigouche County
• Edmundston and Madawaska County
• Fredericton and Southern York County
• Grand Falls and Victoria County
• Grand Lake and Queens County
• Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
• Oromocto and Sunbury County
• St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
• Stanley- Doaktown- Blackville -Victoria County
• Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley - Kings County
• Woodstock and Carleton County
• Western half of Restigouche County
 
The High Heat Alert LEVEL 2 continues for the following areas:
• Acadian Peninsula
• Bathurst and Chaleur Region
• Fundy Park
• Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
• Kent County
• Kouchibouguac National Park
• Miramichi area
• Moncton and Southeast Region
• Saint John and County
 
Reminder: These alerts remain in effect until Environment Canada ends the heat warning.Image attachment

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A HEAT WARNING. 🌡

An Extreme Heat Alert (LEVEL 3) is being issued June 19, 2024 for:
• Campbellton and Eastern half of Restigouche County
• Edmundston and Madawaska County
• Fredericton and Southern York County
• Grand Falls and Victoria County
• Grand Lake and Queens County
• Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
• Oromocto and Sunbury County
• St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
• Stanley- Doaktown- Blackville -Victoria County
• Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley - Kings County
• Woodstock and Carleton County
• Western half of Restigouche County

The High Heat Alert LEVEL 2 continues for the following areas:
• Acadian Peninsula
• Bathurst and Chaleur Region
• Fundy Park
• Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
• Kent County
• Kouchibouguac National Park
• Miramichi area
• Moncton and Southeast Region
• Saint John and County

Reminder: These alerts remain in effect until Environment Canada ends the heat warning.
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Internship Opportunity at the Indigenous Training and Skills Development Hub. 

The Indigenous Training and Skills Development (ITSD) Hub is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Intern to join their team for a 3-month paid Internship. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to the development of training initiatives that support Indigenous Peoples in the fisheries and oceans sector.

Please send your Application, which includes your resume and a short statement on why you would like to intern with ITSDH, to info@itsdhub.ca

Deadline to apply is this coming Friday, June 21st, 2024. Please see the attached posters below, for more info.Image attachmentImage attachment

Internship Opportunity at the Indigenous Training and Skills Development Hub.

The Indigenous Training and Skills Development (ITSD) Hub is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Intern to join their team for a 3-month paid Internship. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to the development of training initiatives that support Indigenous Peoples in the fisheries and oceans sector.

Please send your Application, which includes your resume and a short statement on why you would like to intern with ITSDH, to info@itsdhub.ca

Deadline to apply is this coming Friday, June 21st, 2024. Please see the attached posters below, for more info.
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JEDI has an opening for an Indigenous Projects and Apprenticeship Coordinator. 

Please see the posted job desciption below. All Applications can be sent to; janis.flemming@jedinb.ca 

Deadline to apply is July 5, 2024.Image attachment

JEDI has an opening for an Indigenous Projects and Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Please see the posted job desciption below. All Applications can be sent to; janis.flemming@jedinb.ca

Deadline to apply is July 5, 2024.
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Trenton Augustine

Natoaganeg First Nation would like to congratulate one of its members, Sarah Cloud-Romeo on her recent success as she was named one of 20 recipients of this years $10,000 per year (up to four years) RBC Indigenous Youth Scholarship.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis students from across Canada were considered for the annual award, which recognizes both strong academic performance and community involvement. The award is designed to help reduce the barriers to post-secondary education and training for Canadian Indigenous youth. Recipients will also gain access to mentorship, academic and career planning, tutoring, and work experience or networking opportunities.

Sarah, a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa, is passionate about providing healthcare to the Indigenous community. 

“From work I have done as a crisis line responder providing mental health and addiction support to indigenous communities to leadership positions within my Medical School Indigenous cohort, I feel it is my calling to strive to improve the lives of all Indigenous peoples,” said Cloud-Romeo. “This year I had the profound privilege of participating in uOttawas Walk-In-Our-Moccasins workshop, where we connected with indigenous youth. It was an incredible experience helping them build confidence to believe in their ability.”
 
Once she completes medical schooling, Sarah hopes to return to her community and use what she has learned to help those who helped get her to where she is today. 

“Co-founding and contributing to the Association for Indigenous Students and Medical Learners has been a journey of empowerment, uniting individuals in fostering a supportive environment within the University of Ottawa medical community,” said Cloud-Romeo. “I am passionate about advocating for culturally appropriate care for Indigenous peoples. This passion is a powerful motivator in my decision to become a medical student, and one day a physician. Returning to my First-Nation community as a family physician would be my greatest privilege as it would allow me to serve the people and community that shaped me.”

Natoaganeg First Nation would like to congratulate one of its members, Sarah Cloud-Romeo on her recent success as she was named one of 20 recipients of this year's $10,000 per year (up to four years) RBC Indigenous Youth Scholarship.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis students from across Canada were considered for the annual award, which recognizes both strong academic performance and community involvement. The award is designed to help reduce the barriers to post-secondary education and training for Canadian Indigenous youth. Recipients will also gain access to mentorship, academic and career planning, tutoring, and work experience or networking opportunities.

Sarah, a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa, is passionate about providing healthcare to the Indigenous community.

“From work I have done as a crisis line responder providing mental health and addiction support to indigenous communities to leadership positions within my Medical School Indigenous cohort, I feel it is my calling to strive to improve the lives of all Indigenous peoples,” said Cloud-Romeo. “This year I had the profound privilege of participating in uOttawa's "Walk-In-Our-Moccasins" workshop, where we connected with indigenous youth. It was an incredible experience helping them build confidence to believe in their ability.”

Once she completes medical schooling, Sarah hopes to return to her community and use what she has learned to help those who helped get her to where she is today.

“Co-founding and contributing to the Association for Indigenous Students and Medical Learners has been a journey of empowerment, uniting individuals in fostering a supportive environment within the University of Ottawa medical community,” said Cloud-Romeo. “I am passionate about advocating for culturally appropriate care for Indigenous peoples. This passion is a powerful motivator in my decision to become a medical student, and one day a physician. Returning to my First-Nation community as a family physician would be my greatest privilege as it would allow me to serve the people and community that shaped me.”
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Absolutely love seeing your success! WAY TO GO. VERY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THE COUNTLESS HOURS YOU HAVE DEDICATED TO YOUR IMPORTANT STUDIES.

Congratulations..very happy for your success..my daughter will be attending the university of Ottawa in the fall..go gee-gee's ..

Awesome congratulations 🥰

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Today, Natoaganeg Mikmaki North Shore Mikmaq Tribal Council - NSMTC was honored to host Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Mr. Whit Fraser. 

Discussions on salmon conservation and research activities on the Miramichi River took place. Please see the full release below.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Today, Natoaganeg Mi'kma'ki North Shore Mi'kmaq Tribal Council - NSMTC was honored to host Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Mr. Whit Fraser.

Discussions on salmon conservation and research activities on the Miramichi River took place. Please see the full release below.
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Discussion on salmon conservation and research activities on the Miramichi River

The Governor General will meet with members of Natoaganeg First Nation, the North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council’s Anqotum Resource Management department, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. 

This meeting will be held in Natoaganeg First Nation at the Anqotum building - 32 Micmac Rd at 9:40am, adjacent to the Miramichi River, one of Canada’s most productive Atlantic salmon watersheds. Her excellency will then travel to the Northwest Miramichi River to meet with Mi’kmaq harvesters conducting the only commercial fishery for striped bass in Canada.

Discussion on salmon conservation and research activities on the Miramichi River

The Governor General will meet with members of Natoaganeg First Nation, the North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council’s Anqotum Resource Management department, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

This meeting will be held in Natoaganeg First Nation at the Anqotum building - 32 Micmac Rd at 9:40am, adjacent to the Miramichi River, one of Canada’s most productive Atlantic salmon watersheds. Her excellency will then travel to the Northwest Miramichi River to meet with Mi’kmaq harvesters conducting the only commercial fishery for striped bass in Canada.Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will undertake her first official visit to New Brunswick next week. During her visit, she will meet with representatives from Natoaganeg First Nation and the North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council’s Anqotum Resource Management department to discuss Miramichi River salmon conservation and research activities. To learn more, visit: www.nsmtc.ca/news-room/governor-general-visit.
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📅June 9th - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

📍Natoaganeg School, Natoaganeg First Nation 

Join Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and Three Things Consulting as they continue the momentum from the We’re Listening 2024 gathering held in Ottawa this past February.

This free event will leave you with actionable ideas on how to speak out and be heard in your communities, schools, and organizations. 

Enjoy free snacks, fun community-building activities, and entertainment! Don’t miss this opportunity to amplify your voice and make a difference.

Please see the poster below for more details‼

📅June 9th - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

📍Natoaganeg School, Natoaganeg First Nation

Join Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and Three Things Consulting as they continue the momentum from the We’re Listening 2024 gathering held in Ottawa this past February.

This free event will leave you with actionable ideas on how to speak out and be heard in your communities, schools, and organizations.

Enjoy free snacks, fun community-building activities, and entertainment! Don’t miss this opportunity to amplify your voice and make a difference.

Please see the poster below for more details‼
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Do you plan on attending a Powwow this year? Or plan on taking part in the Powwow trail? Here is a look at the 2024 schedule. ⬇️

Do you plan on attending a Powwow this year? Or plan on taking part in the Powwow trail? Here is a look at the 2024 schedule. ⬇️ ... See MoreSee Less