Our Friends’ Events

3rd Annual International Indigenous Leadership Gathering
Xaxl’ip, St’át’imc Territory (at 10,001 Fountain Valley Road, Fountain, B.C., 30 minutes from Lillooet. B.C.).
When: May 30th to June 5th, 2011.
The gathering is free and takes place in an outdoor arbor.

IFIP’s 10th annual Conference held in Oneida Resort in Central NY
May 25-27, 2011. Registration will come soon!
The conference will be held in the Haudenosaunee territory at the Oneida Turning Stone Resort (in upstate New York, less than 5 hours drive from either Montreal or Toronto).
May 25, 26 and 27 with pre-site visits to two native communities.
For more info, visit www.internationalfunders.org

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First Nations and Carbon
The Centre for Environment, in collaboration with The First Nations Carbon Collaborative (FNCC) will present a free webinar to learn more about carbon trading, financing and carbon projects.  The purpose of the First Nations and Carbon webinar series is to bring together First Nations, carbon specialists, government and environmental groups to share information regarding their projects and policies for carbon and emissions trading, science and financing.

The webinar series will be offered every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 PM (CST) beginning on April 20 and ending on May 25, 2011.

For agenda and registration, please see: www.environment.utoronto.ca .
Registration will be available the week of April 11th.

Topics: Carbon 101, Indigenous rights to carbon, emissions trading policies/legislation in Canada, carbon financing, offset projects, and First Nations case study carbon projects.

The FNCC aims to develop a First Nations Carbon Market Toolkit. This three-phased community-driven project aspires to build capacity within First Nations communities across Canada so they can participate in and benefit from existing and emerging carbon and emissions trading markets. The FNCC is a collaborative project that includes the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, and Poplar River First Nation.

Webinar Dates: April 20, 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25
Webinar Times: All sessions 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Central Standard Time), except: April 27, starts at 1:00-2:30 CST

For more information visit www.cstc.bc.cawww.iisd.orgwww.cier.ca or www.environment.utoronto.ca

The webinar is open to all at no cost.

Momentum 2011, A celebration of Community Action
The United Way’s National Conference
Calgary, April 11-14, 2011
Promising Practices: Working in Collaboration to Strengthen Aboriginal Communities

-National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Assembly of First Nations
-Christine Pierre, Aboriginal Student Recruitment Officer, University of Manitoba and  Chair of Aboriginal Relations, United Way of Winnipeg
-Joanne Pinnow, Community Planner, Aboriginal Youth and Education Strategy, United Way of Calgary and Area
-Trish Bond, Director of Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Calgary and Area
-Ashley Kayseas, Director of Aboriginal Resources, United Way Saskatoon and Area
-Bruce Miller, Aboriginal Relations Manager, United Way of Winnipeg

Canadian Club of Toronto Presents National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Ballroom
Monday April 11, 2011
National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Assembly of First Nations will identify the opportunity and the urgent need to work together to support bold and innovative approaches to improve education and economic outcomes.  National Chief Atleo maintains that change can and must be achieved in our lifetime and sets out a specific challenge to all Canadians, First Nations, industry and governments. Click here for more details


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