Thursday, March 12, 2009

Indigenous Studies Resources

Aboriginal Role Models & Identity & Achievment
This site highlights Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan who have used their talent and skills in their pursuit of personal excellence.

Common Portrayals of Aboriginal People


Virtual Saskatchewan will introduce you to engaging aboriginal figures from the past and present.

Does Aboriginal Identity make a difference?


The SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence are a celebration of achievement by Saskatchewan Aboriginal youth in nine categories:



Extra Curricular & Representation
Here are programs and services for urban aboriginal people in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Youth Council’s mission, is to promote, advocate for and represent youth locally and provincially

The Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan is a nonprofit provincial Aboriginal representative organization advocating for the rights and interests of nonstatus and off reserve First Nations, Metis, Bill C-31 and Inuit people living in urban, rural and remote areas throughout Saskatchewan.


Aboriginal Summer Program for Youth in Recreation in Saskatchewan.


Health Care

The Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre
----As an Indigenous, community-based health research organization with a mandate to build health research capacity in the Aboriginal community in Saskatchewan


Education
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Resource Directory

A list of all the First Nations Universities and Colleges in Saskatchewan


Indigenous Education and Environmental issues in Saskatchewan.



Employment
In February, 2006, the Saskatchewan First Nations and M├ętis Economic Development Program was developed to assist Aboriginal entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business.

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Employment Directory - a listing of aboriginal employment, training and related organizations


This is a financial program established to provide direct business loans to Aboriginal Youth.



Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Introduction


Hi Everyone,

This is me, Eric. This was a coconut that came real close to landing on my tent when we were camping a couple weeks ago in Malaysia. I've been in Penang, Malaysia for this entire semester, I arrived on December 30. I'm planning to return home sometime in May, I'm not sure when but I have strict orders that I have to be home before convocation. I'll be graduating in June with an Education degree, in the Middle Years field.

I've already had opportunities to talk with students and teachers here in Malaysia and I'm finding out how their education system differs. I'm trying to post all my findings on a different blog you can see it by clicking HERE.

I love sports. Playing, watching, and coaching. My favourite sports are basketball and football. I'm heading to Maine, USA for the third summer in a row to coach basketball at a summer camp.

I've enjoyed our Indigenous class and like reading your posts, and hearing your opinions.