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09-10-14 KO Chiefs Meeting in Dryden

Here are a few photos from the KO Chiefs Meeting in Dryden during the week of October 14-15, 2009. 

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09 09 04 Statistics Canada Job Posting in Your Community

Statistics Canada requires part-time interviewers to conduct the Survey of People Living in First Nations Communities (Pilot 2009) from September to December 2009.  Wage: $14.23/hr

Locations of Work: Fort Albany First Nation, Kashechewan, Moose Cree First Nation, Mishkeegogamang, Slate Falls, Marten Falls, North Caribou Lake First Nation,  Poplar Hill, Deer Lake, Sandy Lake, Pikangikum, Fort Severn, Wunnumin, Wawakapewin.

Please mail, fax or email resume to David Janveau by September 10, 2009.  Please quote the following selection process number when applying:  09-SSO-OES-ON-EXT-022.  Applications sent by regular mail must be received at the address specified below and postmarked by Canada Post Corporation on/or before the closing date in order to be considered.

09 08 27 Lands & Resources Planning in Poplar Hill

KORI's Mark Kakegamic and Franz Seibel visited Poplar Hill with Donald Meekis and workers from the partner First Nations for the Lands & Resources Planning Gathering August 24-26, 2009.  James Suggashie was a gracious host and Rita Wassaykeesic was very well organized, both made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We enjoyed using the business centre with video conferencing and motel. The meals made by the community members were delicious. We were challenged in a softball game by the youth and members of Tikinagen and enjoyed meeting the youth. The field was very wet and 3 members of our team fell into the mud and got soaked. We were losing when our hosts let us retire with some dignity in the 4th inning.

09 07 06 Growing Connection Between KO Communities and United Nations

KO is working with partner First Nation communities to learn and share about growing vegetables. The United Nations' Growing Connections project includes ten green boxes that are engineered to provide effective use of peat, sun and water to grow crops in harsh climates. The participating communities are learning to grow vegetables throughout the summer and will share their stories with other communities around the world during the project. KO is excited to see youth involved in learning about food security and growing their own food.

KORI Presents at CCEDNet National Conference

KORI presented examples of using video conference as an economic driver to the CCEDNet Nation Conference. There were many Community Economic Development groups participating. Northern Ontario was mostly represented by food security initiatives. Aboriginal groups from Northern Manitoba, BC and Atlantic Canada dicussed environmental and education issues. The Arctic Coop ( presented the Co-op Model used in Nunavut and NWT. They also described the partnership with credit unions and how the communities are owning retail, hotels, constuction and cable companies within the co-op model.