April 26 – the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund is now open for individual application – applications will be accepted for education programs aimed at education, healing, and reconciliation. Preference will be given to applicants who are former Indian Residential School students. They recommend that applicants prepare and gather the following electronic documents prior to starting online application process: (a) confirmation of First Nation/Metis citizenship; (b) confirmation of enrollment in post-secondary/certificate/training; (c) previous years transcripts or grades and (d) support letter from an Elder or cultural support. Please note that the Individual call for applications is a highly competitive process and funding is not guaranteed. If you interested in this program, please contact the JMRFN for additional information or assistance in applying.
June 8 – Rebecca Haboucha, from the University of Cambridge in England, will be in the community for six weeks to begin her research on climate change – her research objective is to establish methods and methodologies that provide the sustainable, long-term know-how for Indigenous peoples, governments, and industries to collaborate with each other and across nations to best preserve heritage, mainly cultural landscapes and food practices, for current and future generations.
June 22 – The Japanese film crew who were in the community last week will be back July 31st or August 1st to resume filming – they will be returning with a crew of 6 and may stay overnight.
June 26 to 30 – Dehcho Assembly is scheduled for this week in Fort Providence.
July 11 – MLA Shane Thompson, along with Minister Louis Sebert and Minister Wally Schumann, will be here for a community visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
July 12 – Students from Dechinta will be arriving by boat.
July 14 to 18 – Dene Zhati Immersion Camp will be held from Friday, July 14th to Tuesday, July 18th at the community arbor.
August 21 – 26 – Heidi Swanson from the University of Waterloo will be conducting a Fish Research/Sample Collection at Ekali Lake.
September 11 – 17 – a Gathering of Elders is scheduled from September 11th to the 17th at Sanguez Lake for Fish Down work. “Fishing down the food web is the process whereby fisheries in a given ecosystem, having depleted the large predatory fish on top of the food web, turn to increasingly smaller species, finally ending up with previously spurned small fish and invertebrates.”
Note: All upcoming events from July 11th to September 17th will require cooks, assistant cooks, woodcutters, camp preparation and maintenance workers – please leave your name with receptionist Gail Sanguez if you are interested in applying for these positions.