Day: November 15, 2014

Resource – Aboriginal Strategic Plan Implementation Report

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In the summer of 2014 the UBC First Nations House of Learning, in conjunction with other units, produced a five-year Aboriginal Strategic Plan Implementation Report for the Vancouver campus addressing the period through the end of June 2014. This report was reviewed by the Aboriginal Strategic Plan Implementation Committee before public release. Below is the text of the body of this report, not including the appendices. Please note that much additional information, including statistics on enrolment, retention, and graduation, and more specific information on faculty and unit initiatives, is included in the appendices. Access article & printable copy of full report.

Job – Male facilitator for boys’ empowerment program

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Male facilitator for boys’ empowerment program needed
compensation: compensation based on experience and number of workshops facilitated
contract job part-time

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators, renowned provider of educational programs throughout the Lower Mainland and BC, is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and engaging male educator to teach iGuy, an empowerment program for boys aged 9-12. The successful candidate for this opportunity MUST:

o Have experience teaching preteens and teens.
o Have a flexible schedule to allow for training on various days of week initially and be available to teach during school day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays once training is completed (number of hours varies during school year).
o Have own transportation by car.
o Enjoy working with a collaborative team of educators but also independently on a day-to-day basis.
o Be punctual, prepared, organized and reliable.
o Be committed to building positive relationships with schools and community contacts.
o Represent Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators in a way that reflects the high quality of our programs and the professionalism that our clients have come to expect.


Call for Submissions – NITEP News, Nov. 21

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The submission deadline for the upcoming edition of the NITEP News is November 21, 2014.  We would love to hear from you! You can submit anything from artwork, poetry, to updates on where you are now (500 word limit).  If you have a picture to accompany your submission, that would be greatly appreciated.  NITEP is celebrating our 40th Anniversary and sharing the theme Hands Back, Hands Forward for Indigenous Education.
If you would like more information, please contact me at 604-822-5465 or  I look forward to receiving your submission by November 21!

BC Seeds Gathering at Kwantlen Polytech University, Nov 14-16

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November 14, 2014 at 4:30pm to November 16, 2014 at 1:30pm
Event Description:
Like no other agricultural gathering in BC, this event will bring together an incredible roster of experienced, dedicated individuals committed to focusing locally and connecting nationally to protect the culture, history and future of seeds in our world.
Small-scale seed growers, community leaders, seed networks and young urban farmers from across BC will bring their seeds to clean, will learn and share experiences and launch the BC Eco Seeds producer cooperative. Together we will decide how we can improve the quality, quantity and diversity of locally grown seed.
Knowledge Keepers Long Table- Hosted by Dan Jason, Salt Spring Seed: including Mary Alice Johnson-Full Circle Seed, Jon Alcock-Sunshine Seed, Barb and Lorne Ebell-Nanoose Edibles, Mojave Kaplan-Planting Seed Project, Robear LaBaron-Elderfield Farm and Wolverine.Workshops include:
The Power of Pulses – Dan Jason: growing, eating and saving the world with dried peas, bean, lentil favas and chick peas. Principles in biology and genetics for seed producers with: Laurie McKenzie (Organic Seed Alliance) and Andrew Riseman (UBC)
Sowing the Seeds of Transformation with Sharon Jinkerson-Brass (White Thunderbird Woman)
Seed Quality Assurance Roundtable with Brian Campbell (West Coast Seeds), Patrick Steiner (Stellar Seeds) and Andrew Riseman (UBC)
Community Access to Seeds: Libraries & Banks – Roundtable: including Erika Simms (Richmond Food Security Society), Ross Moster (Village Vancouver), Matthew Kemshaw (Lifecycles) and a host of others.
We are delighted to announce that Jan Stomp, President of the National Farmer’s Union (NFU) will be conducting a workshop on “Seed Freedom” Saturday afternoon.

For the full program go to:

Organized by Farm Folk City Folk and Kwantlen Poltyechnic University.
Sponsored by Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary and West Coast Seeds, with generous support from USC Canada, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Slow Food Vancouver, and Village Vancouver.

Note: Village will be displaying of several of our Seed Libraries at the Gathering, including 5 new designs recently built for us by students from Emily Carr’s ecoTANK (Thinking about Nature’s Knowledge) industrial design studio.

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