Cando Youth Connect

Next Youth Connect Forum:
Youth Connect is taking a break until the new year!

Youth Connect LogoCando Youth Connect is a platform to empower Indigenous Youth (18-35) and allies across Turtle Island to participate virtually to discuss topics such as Economic Development, Lands Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Youth will have an opportunity to share details on events in their regions, as well as resources, tips, and strategies with their peers. As a result, youth can be more powerful catalysts for positive change and contribute innovative solutions to current challenges in their communities.

This monthly platform will be hosted by Nathan Crow, Cando’s National Student Director, and will incorporate guest speakers with varying backgrounds and expertise as part of the discussion.

Youth will be able to network with their peers via breakout rooms and have an opportunity to ask the guest speakers questions one on one. 

Upcoming Youth Connect Forum:

Youth Connect is taking a break until the new year!

 


This youth initiative generously sponsored by:


CIBC
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Keyerakeyera.com


 

Cooperatives First

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Recent Youth Connect Forums:

 

Date: October 14

Opening Remarks: Nathan Crow

Nathan Crow

 

Nathan Crow,
Cando National Student Director

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Description: EDYS 2022 Panel

Join four 2022 Economic Development Youth Summit Delegates as they share some of their recent experiences, achievements, and words of wisdom.

The 2022 Economic Development Youth Summit is designed for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and non-Indigenous youth from across Canada within the ages of 18-30 years old. The Youth Summit promotes the field of Community Economic Development and the role of the Economic Development Officer to youth.

Panel speakers: Bianca Buffalo, Kathleen Doxtator, Daniel Nychuk, and Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer

 

Bianca B Kathleen D Daniel Brayden

Bianca Buffalo

 Kathleen Doxtator

 

Daniel Nychuk

 

Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer

Opening Remarks: Nathan Crow – 10 minutes

Panel speakers: Bianca Buffalo, Kathleen Doxtator, Daniel Nychuk, Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer - 40 minutes

Q&A: 5 minutes

Closing comments: 5 minutes

https://youtu.be/AXpLWKyneII

 

Date: September 23

Opening Remarks: Nathan Crow

Nathan Crow

 

Nathan Crow,
Cando National Student Director

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Date: September 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm MT

 Loa Fridfinnson

Guest Speaker: Loa Fridfinnson

Description:

Go With Your FLOW and Discover Your Purpose

People who discover and follow their passion have a clear sense of purpose in life. They know what they’re aiming for and are driven to achieve their goals. They’re not content with just sitting around and letting life happen to them. They want to do what they are good at, make a difference and enjoy the journey along the way. This is their WHY, their Mission and their BIG IDEA in living a fulfilled life.

In this talk, Loa shares how she found her purpose of assisting Indigenous entrepreneurs and career builders in achieving their FLOW state by defining their natural gifts, mission and values, translating these discoveries into actionable steps that lead them to find and follow their passion and purpose.

Learn more about yourself and leave this talk with insights into who you are and how to explore a career and a life that is meant for you!

July 15th, 2022

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Engaging with the National Youth Panel

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Speakers: Mackenzie Brown, Joshua Montana, Nathan Crow, and Shayla Raine

MC: Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Description: Join four youth that were featured on the Cando National Youth Panel at the 2022 Cando  Conference that was held recently at the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. This is a signature event at the annual Cando Conference. The selections for the National Youth Panel are based on their strengths, initiatives, accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit, and participation within their communities. Youth will share stories of resiliency, overcoming barriers to success, and highlight their experience as a panelist.

July 15th Agenda:

Agenda:

Opening Remarks by Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias: 5 minutes

Panel: 45 minutes

Q&A: 5 minutes

Closing comments: 5 minutes

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June 17, 2022

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Youth Connect – Walking in Two Worlds

2 Crees in a pod

Description: Through story sharing and truth telling, this session will provide insight into how we have navigated our own education journeys while parenting, working in community and facing challenges that many Indigenous peoples experience. This session will also provide some practical tools we can use to manage trauma and stress while in school or for everyday life! Join us in learning together about how to walk in two worlds in a good way. 

 

June 17th Agenda:

Opening Remarks by Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias: 5 minutes

Guest Speakers - Terri Cardinal and Amber Dion: 40 minutes

Open Discussion/Q&A: 10 min

Closing Remarks
: 5 minutes
 

https://youtu.be/NqKErJ6spPk

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May 13, 2022

Youth Connect – Interviewing Tips & Tricks 

Heather Black

Description: As a continuation of the previous Youth Connect on student success, this session will focus on successful interviewing techniques. Join Heather Black as she shares her expertise on preparing for interviews, successful interviewing skills, what to expect in the various kinds of interviewing processes and hear about recent interviewing experiences from peers.

 

May 13th Agenda:

Opening Remarks by Nathan Crow: 5 minutes

Guest Speaker - Heather Black: 40 minutes

Open Discussion/Q&A: 10 min

Closing Remarks
: 5 minutes
 

 

 

 

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March 18th, 2022

Description:
Join us to hear tips from a panel of students on how they maintain student success, and pointers for applying to scholarships. Cando’s certification team will also be joining to outline NIEEF scholarship opportunities.

Agenda:

Opening Remarks:

Nathan Crow

 

Nathan Crow,
Cando National Student Director

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Cando Certification Team Presentation:
Carmelle Nepoose, Anita Boyle

Student Success Panel:

Haley Shade Kyra De La Ronde Chase Soosay

Haley Shade
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Kyra De La Ronde
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Chase Soosay
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Nathan Crow

Cando National Student Director

Nathan CrowOki niisto nitaaniko Ponokohkyiaao (Hello, my name is Elk Bear); My English name is Nathan Crow, and I am a 29-year-old Blackfoot male and member of the Kainai First Nation. I grew up in Lethbridge my entire life, and as an Indigenous person, I believe this has enabled me to walk in two worlds and see the world through a two-eyed seeing lens.

It wasn’t until I returned to school at the University of Lethbridge (U of L) in 2019, that I was introduced to these terms, which I feel are a great definition and representation of how I see the world and choose to walk through it. I returned to school as a mature student in September of 2019, after taking nine years off from my educational career to enter the work force, and I have fully dedicated myself towards succeeding and reaching my full potential since returning to school, which is one of the main reasons I have been able to excel at the top of my program.

Since entering the Indigenous Governance and Business Management program, I have made the Dean's Honor list each se-mester, while also working two part time jobs with the U of L in the library as a student assistant, and with enrolment ser-vices as a student mentor. I was also chosen to be profiled in the 2022/2023 U of L viewbook as one of their four shining stu-dents, and I have taken on a leadership role amongst my peers since starting at the U of L. I am very connected to my com-munity of the Kainai First Nation, and I am very passionate about being a role model and leader for Indigenous youth, which I have demonstrated by recently being elected as the Indigenous student representative for the U of L Student’s Union Coun-cil and by joining the Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7) Student Advisory Committee. I am very excited and honoured to be a member of the CFT7 Student Advisory Committee because I feel I am now a part of a network of driven individuals who are like minded, which will help to build my support system, as well as stay close to my culture, traditional values, and Blackfoot way of life.

 
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Haley Shade

Haley ShadeOki, nitankoowa Omah’kamootstakii. My Blackfoot name is Big Victory Woman, and my English name is Haley Shade. I am a member of the Kainai/Blood Tribe located in traditional Blackfoot territory (Treaty 7).

I completed my undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. During my time at the University of Lethbridge I completed my undergraduate honours thesis in cell biology.

I am incredibly honoured to attend medical school in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on the traditional territory of my Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) ancestors. I will be entering my second year of medical school in April of 2022. My careers interests lie in paediatrics.

I have a passion for ensuring adequate First Nation student representation in both post-secondary and professional programs.

 

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Kyra De La Ronde

Kyra De La RondeKyra De La Ronde is a young Métis woman born within the homeland of the Red River Métis. From Selkirk, Kyra has represented the Infinity Women Secretariat as the youth representative for the Interlake Regional Youth Advisory Committee since 2016. In the summer of 2021 Kyra was selected to be the chairperson of the Manitoba Métis Federations Provincial Youth Advisory Committee. While being a student at Red River College Polytechnic in the Indigenous School of Education - Kyra will be completing her diploma program in Community Development in the spring of 2022 and is eager to begin her professional career and continue to proudly represent her Nation.

Her work and volunteer experiences has centred around three themes: Indigenous youth empowerment, Indigenous economic Reconciliation, and promoting and ensuring the business sector is a diverse and inclusive space. With the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, she is particularly interested in the ways we can ensure a full economic recovery that centres communities that have been most impacted.

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Chase Soosay

Chase SoosayHi there, my name is Chase Soosay! Born and raised in Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, AB. Successful recipient of the Dean’s List for the School of Business at MacEwan University throughout my four years of studies. Graduated in April 2021 from the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in accounting at MacEwan University receiving the President’s Medal. Continued into further education with the Master of Accounting program at the University of Alberta in which I will be pursuing my second year of studies May 2022. Current ambitions are to achieve my master’s and receive the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. My vision is to work within a corporate setting, to have the ability to work with a variety of clientele, and to have the opportunity of working internationally.

 

Coming from a small community, I know very well of the hardships and adversities faced by indigenous members abroad. My testimony derives on breaking intergenerational traumas and barriers and to support indigenous members abroad by some form of mentoring/ philanthropy work near the end of my educational endeavor.

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Date: November 19, 2021

Youth Connect November 

Indigenous Youth of Cando
Welcome back!

We want to hear from you! 

Join us for discussion & networking
with Aubrey-Anne plus several Cando Alumni.

We’ll also share details on the Netmaker Coaching Program 
and how to apply for FREE !!

 

 

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Date: July 16th

Youth Empowerment and Movement

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Interview Question: (15 minutes)

Movement Session: 7 Foundation Movements (15 minute)

Youth Engagement: History and Discussion (15 minutes)

Closing Remarks/Q&A: 10 minutes

 

Kendra Rosychuk

Kendra Rosychuk is a Cree and Ukrainian woman from Sucker Creek First Nation in traditional Treaty 8 territory and currently resides in what is known as Edmonton, Alberta in traditional Treaty 6 territory.

Kendra is a fancy shawl dancer, Nike N7 influencer, a certified personal trainer and hockey coach. She grew up competing in different sports with hockey being the primary focus which she pursued at the collegiate level. Now that her hockey career is done, she works to advocate for Indigenous culture, health, healing and wellness. Furthermore, she is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Sport Management Honours degree.

Kendra is also a freelance model and has modelled for brands such as Cheekbone Beauty, UWF Collective, Section 35, and Arc’teryx + The Chiefs Daughter.

 
 
 
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Date: June 11th

Agenda: Networking

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Youth Connect Agenda: Networking

Opening Remarks/Bingo Card Intro Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias (5 minutes)

Networking Tips: Cando Team (15 minutes)

Breakout Session 1-(15 minutes)

1) Introduce yourself: name, community, and how did you hear about the Cando Youth Connect?

2) What is your favorite place to travel to in Canada and why?

3) What would you like to see in terms of Economic Development in your community?

Break: (5 minutes)

Breakout Session 2- (15 minutes)

1) Introduce yourself: name, community, and how did you hear about the Cando Youth Connect?

2) Who is a leader in economic development in your region that we should be watching?

3) How do you feel your community can better involve youth in economic development projects?

 

Closing Remarks/Bingo Winner: 10 minutes

 

  

Date: May 7th, 2021

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Economic Development Panel:  (20 minutes)

Dustin Fiddler- crop Sydney Paul crop  Thomas Benjoe

Dustin Fiddler

Band Councilor
Waterhen First Nation

Sydney Paul
Ec Dev Officer
Eel Ground (Natoaganeg)
First Nation

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Thomas Benjoe

President & CEO,
FHQ Developments

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Economic Development Panel:

Dustin Fiddler

Dustin Fiddler- cropDustin Fiddler was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. He has lived all across Western Canada but his home has always been in the boreal forests of Northern Saskatchewan. Through his upbringing he was taught traditionally from his elders as well as his strong mentor and uncle, Sidney Fiddler, a former Chief of Waterhen Lake First Nation.

Currently, Dustin is a Band Councillor who was recently elected to his 3rd consecutive term in his home community of Waterhen Lake First Nation where continues to strive for stronger education, better communication, and to further economic progress. He remains a strong Indigenous male role model for the youth in his community through a connected approach and healthy lifestyle. His biggest motivation is building and setting up success for the community’s youth. He hopes that he can spark a genuine interest in leadership and business within that next generation.

A few of the main priorities over his term in council have been building up the First Nation’s capacity through working on various acts and policies that will govern the nation. Dustin also works on various portfolios including Communications, Child & Family Services, Education, and Economic Development. Dustin recently became a Fellow with Action Canada – a National Public Policy Forum leadership program. Dustin was also previously a panelist for CANDO’s 2017 Annual National Youth Panel, Meadow Lake Tribal Council’s Youth Leadership Panel, and The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Youth Legislative Assembly Young Community Leaders Panel.

 

Sydney Paul

Sydney Paul cropSydney Paul is a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) woman from Kingsclear (Pilick) First Nation.  She is a mother to a beautiful daughter, named Sloan Morning Star, her German Shepard, Ranger and partner to, Tyler. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2015.  After obtaining her BBA, she went on to continue to further her education and receive her Masters Certificate in Project Management from UNB Extended Learning. In addition to her studies at UNB, she also received her Technical Aboriginal Economic Development Certification (TAED) from the Council for the Advancement of Native Officers (CANDO). Some of her work experience has been as Band Manager and Director of Economic Development for Kingsclear First Nation. She is now employed as the Economic Development Officer for Eel Ground (Natoaganeg) First Nation. She enjoy CrossFit, being active and supporting the Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq people.


Thomas Benjoe, B. Admin. Pro. Dir.,
President & CEO, FHQ Developments

Thomas BenjoeThomas Benjoe is the President & CEO for FHQ Developments and is from the Muscowpetung First Nation. His background includes Indigenous Business, Governance and Economic Development as well as Commercial Banking.

Thomas is a founding Board of Director’s member for FHQ Developments and was named President & CEO in 2016. FHQ Developments manages Indigenous Investments, Partnerships and Economic Development that creates the greatest economic impact where they do business while utilizing Indigenous knowledge, thought and value systems to create a better economic future for the Nations and Citizens of the File Hill’s Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.

Thomas currently serves on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce as 1st Vice Chair (Incoming Chair May 2021), Innovation Saskatchewan Board Member, First Nations University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow Committee (Co-Chair), Member of Leaders Council at the Hill & Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina, and the Council for Entrepreneurship Growth (Economic Development Regina/Audacity YQR).

Thomas was recently featured from in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine as a Top 50 Changemaker in Canada, served as the 2019/20 United Way “Community Champion”, the recipient of the Crowning Achievement Young Alumni Award from the University of Regina (2017), recognized by CBC's "Future 40"(2013), the Red Cross' "Young Humanitarian of the Year"(2009), and a "Top Performer" Convention Winner which recognizes the top 1% of RBC employees (2015).

Thomas was also recognized as a Top 10 Most Influential Economic Developers by Treaty 4 News, a feature that profiles business leaders, job creators and entrepreneurs who have made a valuable contribution to improving the lives of Indigenous people through business and have helped keep Saskatchewan’s economy vibrant and strong.

Youth Connect May

 


Date: April 9th, 2021

Opening Remarks: 
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias

 

Aubrey-Anne
Laliberte-Pewapisconias

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Cando TAED/PAED Certification Overview:

 

Carmelle Nepoose Anita Boyle

Carmelle Nepoose

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 Anita Boyle

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Entrepreneurial Panel Interview

Mallory Yawnghwe Michelle Nieviadomy  Erica Daniels

Mallory Yawnghwe
Indigenous Box Inc

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Michelle Nieviadomy
Iskwew Health

iskwewhealth.ca

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Erica Daniels
Kejic Productions

kejicproductions.com

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Youth Connect Forum


Recording of the Youth Connect Forum

 

 
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Cooperatives First

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Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias:

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-PewapisconiasAubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias is a 22-year-old Cree woman from Canoe Lake Cree First Nation on Treaty 10 Territory and has roots to Little Pine First Nation on Treaty 6 Territory through her father’s family. As a fourth-year commerce student, majoring in Finance, at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, she aspires to work with Indigenous communities on sustainable economic development projects.

Within her campus, Aubrey has been heavily involved in student organizations since her first-year in post-secondary, including the Edwards Business Students’ Society, Edwards JDC West, the Finance Students’ Society, and the Indigenous Business Students’ Society. Here, she held both general council and leadership roles while co-founding the Indigenous Business Students’ Society in 2018, which operates on a governance system based on traditional Indigenous values and recently began implementing an Indigenous Initiatives Strategy within the college.

Apart from school, Aubrey also brings with her work experience from non-profit organizations. Aubrey worked for Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority in the Procurement department, and then moved to Corporate Affairs. After this, Aubrey went on to work for Indigenous Clean Energy as an Events Management Assistant, where she currently still works and learns more about her passion for a clean energy future. Lastly, Aubrey is involved with Cando through her attendance at the 2nd Annual Cando Economic Development Youth Summit, as a panelist for the 15th National Youth Panel, and is now in her second term of being the National Student Director for Cando.”


 

Mallory Yawnghwe

Mallory YawnghweMallory Yawnghwe, is a nehiyaw iskwew from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in North Eastern Alberta. She is a recent graduate of MacEwan University School of Business’s Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management, and is three years into her career as a Project Procurement Specialist with Alberta Infrastructur

Mallory thrives on challenge and is driven to overcome her fear of the unknown to make a difference in this world. Sometimes accused of being overly optimistic, Mallory has used her positive attitude, humility, and perseverance to grow from an awkward, shy, nail-biting, floor gazing teenager, just arrived in Edmonton, into a respected Supply Chain professional, independent business and community consultant, and educational facilitator. Most recently, she has taken a big leap into the role of President and CEO of her new start up Indigenous Box Inc. 

https://www.indigenousbox.ca/ 

  

 


 

Michelle Nieviadomy

Michelle Nieviadomy

Michelle Nieviadomy is Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) with a passion for wellness, social justice & community development.  

She is a member of Kawacatoose First Nation and while her roots are in Saskatchewan, she has called Edmonton home for the past 20 years.

She is the Assistant Director at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. 

She is an entrepreneur with her own business called Iskwew Health promoting health & wellness in various capacities! (Zumba, meditation, bootcamp, fitness kickboxing, wellness retreats)  She believes movement is medicine & connection is everything!  

https://www.iskwewhealth.ca/

 


 

 Erica Daniels

Erica Daniels

Erica Daniels is owner of Kejic Productions a business that provides video production, photography and graphic design services. Erica was one of the presenters on the National Youth Panel at the 2020 Cando Conference.

Erica Daniels, a member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, immediately fell in love with Just TV, a multimedia program offered to at-risk youth in Winnipeg.

Daniels, who was contemplating dropping out of high school, was convinced by a teacher to check out the Just TV program.

After seeing other Indigenous youth performing live on stage, she decided that was a venture worth pursuing and to continue her education.

While at the Just TV program, Daniels learned a variety of multimedia skills, including camera operation, production, lighting, audio, editing, public speaking and interviewing.

After discovering some of these nuances of the multimedia industry, Daniels went on to graduate from a pair of programs offered through the National Screen Institute – the New Indigenous Voices Program and the IndigiDocs Program.

https://www.kejicproductions.com/


  Carmelle Nepoose Certification Coordinator (West) - Cando

Carmelle

Carmelle Nepoose is from Samson Cree Nation of Maskwacis, Alberta.

Carmelle has Business Administration Accounting Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She was previously employed with Samson Cree Nation for the last four years, where she was a dedicated employee in the Residential Development department as a CMHC Coordinator. She is very passionate about helping her Nation and Nation members by providing the best resources for programs available.

For the last 2 years, Carmelle was the Special Projects Coordinator, where she oversaw the regional events before she transferred into the role of Certification Coordinator (West

Carmelle looks forward to having the opportunity to work with many accomplished Indigenous Economic Development Officers and Land Managers from across Canada. Working in this position she has gained valuable work experience and enjoys networking with professionals in the field of Economic Development.

 


 

Anita Boyle - Certification Coordinator (East) - Cando

Anita BoyleAnita is from the Metepenagiag Mi’k​maq Nation in New Brunswick. She is a graduate from the University of New Brunswick where she earned a Master in A​dult ​Education degree along with a Bachelor of Arts and Education degree. She also holds a diploma in Human Resource Management, and recently became certified under the Canadian Career Development Foundation.

Anita's has extensive experience and skills in Economic Development, Community development, Indigenous Education and Training, and Women's issues. ​Anita facilitates training and workshops across a range of topics including Career counselling, Guiding Circles, and Community planning.

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out the recording from the March 12th Virtual Youth Forum

 

 
 

Special Guest March 12 Forum: Stanley Barnaby:

 

Stanley BarnabyTaking some specialty courses during his post‐secondary education has paid off handsomely for Stanley Barnaby. Stanley, who is from Quebec’s Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation, attended the University of New Brunswick, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. While at UNB, Barnaby also took the necessary courses to obtain his First Nations Business Administration Certificate. By fulfilling the requirements for this certificate Barnaby met the criteria to obtain his Technician Aboriginal Economic
Developer (TAED) certificate through Cando, the national Indigenous organization which promotes economic development.

Stanley credits his Cando certification with helping him land some of the jobs he has held.
“It certainly helped me with some of the employment I’ve had in my career,” he said. “It being on my resume really helped.”

Stanley is currently the Finance & Operations Manager for the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), based in Fredericton, NB. JEDI promotes Indigenous economic and workplace development to 15 First Nation communities throughout New Brunswick. Stanley started off as the finance intern at JEDI two years ago before he was promoted to his present job, one in which he oversees numerous ventures.

Besides community economic development, JEDI provides services including entrepreneurship, apprenticeship and employment counselling to Indigenous individuals. Before joining JEDI, Stanley Barnaby held a pair of jobs in his home community. He was a financial analyst in commercial fisheries, working for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Governement for one summer. And he gained finance experience working for the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, also in Listuguj. Stanley continues to speak highly of Cando.

Stanley’s involvement with Cando continues to expand. In February 2021 Stanley was elected President of Cando.

Stanley is also a strong believer in giving back. He recently completed a mentorship through the Cape Breton University inbusiness program. Through this venture he assisted Indigenous youth from across Atlantic Canada to complete assignments covering topics such as finance, accounting and marketing.

 


This youth initiative generously sponsored by:


CIBC
cibc.com

 

Keyera

keyera.com


 

Cooperatives First

cooperativesfirst.com

 

 

 

FCC Logo


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Inter Pipeline

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