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September 30th is Orange Shirt Day

London, Ontario September 30th, 2019 – On September 30th a 13 year old Phyllis Webstad who was wearing a brand new orange shirt arrived at school but as it did not fit with harsh rules that were imposed on her it was ripped off of her and she was forced to wear a school uniform.  It was the beginning of a hell for her that lasted a year but, the effects stayed with her for a life time.  On Sept...
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There is an increase in the eye exam rate from $43.80 to $51.10. This new rate will take effect May 1, 2019 and will apply to eye exams occurring on or after this date.  There is also an increase/changes to the coverage for the purchase of prescription eyewear The Standard allowance for clients with single vision or bifocal prescriptions will be $275. The High index allowance will be $4...
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World Water Day Rally

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On March 22nd AIAI will be holding a special rally on World Water Day.  We want to spread awareness on how bottling companies are taking everyone's water and selling it back to us.  It damages the environment, steals from communities both environmentally and economically and they make billions while only giving back a small amount. We will be gathering at Victoria park at 11am on March 22nd, an...
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TERM CONTRACT – FN New Teacher Induction Program – Phase II

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS First Nation New Teacher Induction Program – Phase II Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians DESCRIPTION The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is seeking proposals to fill a Term Consultant position for the AIAI Education Partnership Program (EPP). The project involves the development of a series of Teacher Training Modules which will include P...
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WAAWWIJI’IDIYAANG (Helping Each Other) Training

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Topics will include HIV/AIDS, Harm Reduction, Hep C, TB, Substance Use, Cultural Teachings, Legal Issues, Impacts of Residential School … with opportunities to have meaningful discussions Please complete the registration form attached and send to the attention of: Elly Antone @ eantone@aiai.on.ca or by fax to 519-675-1053. Or by email to: medicineg@gmail.com WHO SHOULD REGISTER Community mem...
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Recognition of Rights Framework risks terminating rights for Indigenous people

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The proposed framework functions like a cage, a legal apparatus that assumes all sovereignty and jurisdiction belong to the federal and provincial governments. The Trudeau government intends to introduce legislation on a Recognition of (Indigenous) Rights Framework this fall. The initial drafts are not encouraging. Beware of federal politicians bearing beads and trinkets. This framework is not ...
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Call for proposals on Database

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The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) Education department is in the process of developing an AIAI Data management system for AIAI member Nations. The project is intended to help member Nations collect, analyze and align the data from a student-centered approach based on First Nations student success standards. The purpose of the needs assessment report is to help identify the g...
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AFN Resolution – First Nations Determination to the Path to Decolonization

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Please see attached link to the resolution that was passed on July 26th at the Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver.  The resolution discusses The First Nations inherent right to self-determination and how it pre-exists contact with the external government.  Our rights cannot be surrendered, extinguished or modified like what is attempting to be done by the cur...
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THE CANADA ONTARIO RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT! (CORDA) Is now accepting applications for 2019 - 2020 FUNDING FOR YOUR PROJECT! The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement is an agreement between Canada, Ontario, and First Nations' members in Ontario.  The agreement promotes resource and economic development initiatives of First Nations members by providing financial assistance to dev...
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