It’s been a busy academic year for the Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations team. We’ve had a wonderful year filled with feasts, guest speakers, fun events, teachings…and it’s not over yet! Here is an update on some of our year end events.
Gakina Awiiyaa: We are all related
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is partnering with the Two Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. and the LGBTT* Initiative at Red River College for a celebration of the participation of Two Spirited People in post-secondary education. A small committee of representatives developed a plan that includes educational presentations, identifying print material and resources focused on Two Spirited People and we are hosting a ceremony on May 17, International Day Against Homophobia from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Notre Dame Campus.
We are all related
An event to connect Aboriginal LGBTT* people and Red River College in a meaningful way that honours the voices of Indian Residential School Survivors.
May 17, 2012
Location: F205 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Pipe Ceremony & Feast
A special presentation from the Two Spirited People of Manitoba, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Red River College
For more information:
ABORIGINAL YOUTH SUMMER CAMP – Free, fun and fast approaching
Red River College is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Aboriginal youth summer camp for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 years. The Hands-on Activity Week for Kids (H.A.W.K.) will run from Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.
Participants will enjoy cultural programming in RRC’s Medicine Wheel Garden, recreation time and team building games, as well as fun and engaging hands-on activities that will provide an introduction to several programs the college offers; Greenspace Management, Chemistry, Aviation, Civil Engineering and Culinary Arts.
H.A.W.K. is offered at no charge to participants and includes bus tickets, a camp T-shirt, daily lunch and snacks.
Registration will be open and posted online on June 1st, 2012.
To learn more, please contact:
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations
F214 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0J9
Mobile Training Lab Update
We have two upcoming Try-a-Trades events scheduled in Winnipeg at the Seven Oaks School Division where students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to experience hands on demonstrations of Welding and other trades in the Red River College Mobile Training Lab.
The first event is scheduled for May 10th at Maples Collegiate.
The second one is on May 16th at West Kildonan Collegiate for their annual Discovery Day.
RRC’s 12 Annual Pow Wow Honouring Aboriginal Graduates
The School of Indigenous Education is pleased to host the 12th Annual Pow Wow Honouring Aboriginal Graduates on Friday, May 4, 2012 in the North Gym. Each year, we honour our Aboriginal graduates with a traditional Pow Wow that celebrates the four corners of our Mother Earth through Aboriginal culture, song and dance. It is the time of year, when as a community, we can congratulate our Aboriginal students for all their hard work and accomplishments.
Breakdown of the day’s events.
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
11:30am Pipe Ceremony outside Building “F” in the Tipi
1:00pm Grand Entry
School of Indigenous Education, Dean
RRC Elders in Residence
3:00pm Honour Aboriginal Graduates – gift giving
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the Tracy Brant at (204) 632-2106.
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department is happy to announce three new internships that are available to Aboriginal students and recent graduates.
TD Canada Trust is offering a 12 week paid internship position as a Customer Service Representative at their Garden City location with possible opportunity for a permanent position. This internship is exclusively for students and recent graduates of Red River College.
RBC Aboriginal Summer Internship is a three year internship program for students enrolled in a three year post-secondary program. Interns who excel by the end of the third summer will receive offers for full-time positions after graduation.
Arctic Co-Operative is developing an internship targeting post-secondary students whose home community is Nunavut or NWT. This internship includes year round employment with increased hours throughout the summer. Students will receive a living subsidy over the summer months to help with living costs.