If you are 20 to 35 years old and live in the Cree Nation, we are asking YOU to participate in a research interview for the Adult Learning Needs Assessment.
- Interviews take less than an hour - you will be paid for your time - Answers will be kept anonymous - No set schedule - we can work around your availability - Your answers will help us build an adult education, training, and employment strategy for your community
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November 11th: Let’s teach our childrenLet’s make sure that we take the time today to talk with our children about all that this day means.
I wear my beaded poppy today out of respect for our Indigenous veterans. Those who made the decision to fight for Canada in the two world wars did so to honour their treaty obligations at a time when they were not even considered full citizens by Canada. Even after the Second World War, Indigenous warriors returned home to possible disenfranchisement and denial of benefits that non-indigenous veterans were afforded. Remember that indigenous veterans served in the two world wars decades before we won the right to vote in this country. Their valour and sacrifice must be contextualized to fully understand the meaning of their service.
We also recognize the signing of our own treaty, the JBNQA, today, on a day when we remember the sacrifice of First Nations veterans whose rights went unrecognized. This only illustrates what our agreement means to our nation as an advancement in our rights as a nation and a tool to ensure our future. When our first Grand Chief, Dr. Billy Diamond, in working on the Canadian constitution, said that “never again would a person sit across the table from me and tell me or my children or my grandchildren, you have no rights”, he did so held up by the certainty of all that he and our other leaders had secured in negotiating our treaty. Let’s make sure that our children understand all that this means to them and their future and why we need to honour the sacrifices, diligence, and commitment of those who negotiated the JBNQA as we mark this day.
Let’s ensure that our children are given knowledge of their history, of Eeyou history, of Canada’s colonial history, to ground them in strength and gift them with stories marking the resilience and determination that is their inheritance.... See MoreSee Less