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    Canada-Ontario Draft Action Plan for Lake Erie

    Please click the following link for additional details.

    Draft Action Plan


    If you have any additional comments, questions or concerns please email Consultation@rsmin.ca

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    Food Security

    As part of the September 2016 mandate letter for the Minister of Housing and the Poverty Reduction Strategy, Ontario is working towards developing a food security strategy that addresses physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. A range of ministries will be supporting this work, including the Ministries of Community and Social Services; Health and Long-Term Care; Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; and Children and Youth Services.

    As a partner to this initiative, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) is engaging with Indigenous partners and communities on ideas on addressing the issue of food security in Ontario. As part of this engagement, MIRR has prepared the attached questionnaire for the purposes of gathering information on the key issues, barriers and challenges to food security, and to better understand Indigenous perspectives on promising practices and community-led solutions.

    Through the questionnaire, the Ministry is open to hearing about a broad range of ideas to address this issue, which could include supporting local community programs to addressing barriers to traditional food activities to expanding economic opportunities. Please note the responses are anonymous and so no identifying information is requested or collected.

    If  you are interested in participating in this anonymous survey please email Consultation@rsmin.ca by May 31, 2017 and we can provide you with the link.

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    Summer Position - NAP Lac des Iles

    Lac des Iles Mines is currently recruiting for summer student positions to work in the Maintenance, Warehouse or Mill Departments during the period June 1 to August 31, 2017. Experience in a mining or industrial setting is an asset.

    To be eligible, students must be eighteen (18) years of age or older prior to commencing employment.

    The schedule worked will be dependent on the work assignment area and could be 7 days on and 7 days off or 14 days on and 14 days off.

    Each student will be paid an hourly wage of $20/hour.

    Follow the link for more details

    44-2017 Summer Students(2)

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    Transcanada Scholarship

    Energy East would like to take this opportunity to ensure the RSMIN community is aware of the TransCanada Empower Communities Scholarships program.

    TransCanada supports education and training initiatives that benefit the communities we engage with and provide a skilled future workforce for our industry. TransCanada is currently seeking applicants for the TransCanada Empower Communities Scholarships program. The program offers three types of scholarships to students who live in the communities where we engage and do business across Canada and the US:

    •             TransCanada Trades Scholarship

    •             TransCanada Indigenous Legacy Scholarship

    •             TransCanada Community Leaders Scholarship

    Students can visit www.tcscholarships.com to learn more about the program and apply for scholarships. TransCanada will be accepting applications annually from January 15  to April 15.

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    Ontario's EBR Posting of Information Notices - Hauled Sewage


    Hauled Sewage, commonly known as septage, is the waste material removed from portable toilets, sewage holding tanks and septic systems. Ontario’s General Waste Management Regulation (R.R. O. 1990, Reg. 347) under the EPA, as amended by O. Reg. 326/03 in 2003, prohibits the land application of untreated portable toilet waste, however untreated hauled sewage from holding tanks and septic tanks may disposed of on land in accordance with an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) issued under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). Most of these approvals are issued by MOECC District offices and are not currently available on-line however large disposal sites and/or complex systems are typically reviewed by the Environmental Approvals Branch. Those applications reviewed and approved by the Environmental Approvals Branch are available on the MOECC Access Environment website.
    MOECC is committed to ensuring that existing hauled sewage site Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) are readily available to the public upon request. A list of current District approved sites is provided in a summary table that accompanies this notice. This list is based on current available information. Hauled sewage sites may be approved with an expiry date and require renewal, therefore, this list will be updated biannually. Not all sites that have a current approval are necessarily actively operating as a hauled sewage disposal site.
    For each individual site in the summary table, contact information is provided for the District that issued the approval. The table does not include:
    • Municipal sewage treatment plants that receive and treat hauled sewage
    • Hauled sewage storage or disposal sites that have been approved by the MOECC's Environmental Approvals Branch, .
    • Hauled sewage disposal sites that have an ECA application currently under review by the Ministry
    MOECC plans to post copies of all new or renewed hauled sewage site ECAs on the Ministry’s Access Environment web site in the future (see link at: http://www.accessenvironment.ene.gov.on.ca/AEWeb/ae/GoSearch.action)

    For Additional Information Please see:

    EBR #012-9498 EN

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    Summer Employment

    News Release

    Students Wanted: This is Not Your Ordinary Summer Job

    March 6, 2017

    Ontario’s Summer Employment Opportunities Offer Experience and New Skills

    Ontario is offering summer employment opportunities to help students develop important skills, gain meaningful experience and learn more about a career in natural resource management.

    There are more than 2,000 summer jobs and full-time internships available to young people in over 200 communities across Ontario, including:

    •   Stewardship Youth Ranger

    •   Park Ranger

    •   Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist

    •   Assistant Forest Technician

    •   Learn to Camp Program Leader

    •   Fish and Wildlife Assistant

    •   Land Use Planning Assistant

    •   Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Assistant

    •   Climate Change Research Assistant

    •   Wetlands Information Management Assistant

    The province also offers summer jobs and work exchanges specifically for Indigenous youth that provide hands-on experience, on-the-job coaching and opportunities to explore a career in natural resources management.

    These summer jobs provide meaningful work experience for students, allowing them to play an important role in supporting Ontario's biodiversity and helping combat climate change by creating habitat for endangered species, evaluating forest health, working in Ontario Parks, supporting policy development and conducting scientific research.

    Providing youth with job opportunities is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.




    •   The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is the largest employer of youth in the Ontario Public Service with more than 2,000 hired annually.

    •   Ontario has invested $250 million over two years to serve up to 150,000 more youth through its renewed Youth Jobs Strategy.

    •   There are more than 30 government programs to help youth build skills, start a business or find a job.





    •   Stewardship Youth Ranger Program

    •   Summer Employment Opportunities Program

    •   Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Internship Program

    •   First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program

    •   Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program

    •   Additional Youth Employment Programs with the Ontario Government

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    News Release: Education

    News Release

    Ontario Increasing Support for Indigenous Students

    Province Investing in Indigenous Education and Achievement

    Ministry of Education

    Ontario is investing in Indigenous student achievement and promoting greater awareness among all students of Indigenous histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives.

    Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, made the announcement in Sault Ste. Marie today while visiting the Urban Aboriginal School. The school provides access to culturally appropriate programs and services and incorporates Indigenous values and traditional healing into its curriculum, and is an excellent example of how a stronger provincial investment is leading to improved resources, supports and learning opportunities for Ontario's Indigenous students.

    This new funding is allowing all school boards across Ontario to hire a dedicated Indigenous Education Lead to support the implementation of Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy, with a focus on increasing Indigenous student achievement and well-being. The lead is also responsible for collaborating with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, organizations, students and families to build Indigenous knowledge and awareness among all students.

    Investing in Indigenous education is one of many steps on Ontario's journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. This work - in collaboration with Indigenous partners -- supports mandatory learning throughout the curriculum of residential schools, treaties, the legacy of colonialism, and the rights and responsibilities we all have to each other as treaty people.

    Improving Indigenous education in Ontario and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students is an important part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.

    Quick Facts

    • Ontario is increasing its investment in Indigenous education by more than $6 million.
    • Overall funding for Indigenous Education in the 2016-17 Grants for Student Needs is projected to be $64 million - an increase of about $52 million since 2007.
    • A new resource to support voluntary, confidential Indigenous student self-identification is giving school boards the data they need to better customize programming to support Indigenous student achievement and well-being.
    • The Indigenous Education Strategy sets the foundation for improving achievement among Indigenous students in provincially-funded schools and supports life-long learning as students transition to postsecondary education, training, or workplace opportunities.

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    MicroFIT version 4.1 applications now being accepted

    January 4, 2017 - microFIT version 4.1 applications now being accepted

    The IESO is now accepting applications under version 4.1 of the microFIT Program.

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    Open Inventory - Business

    There are many employment and economic opportunities within the Robinson Superior Treaty Area that are available to the RSMIN citizens. If you would like to learn more about how to take advantage of these opportunities, please send a brief email explaining your business or qualifications, location, citizen number and contact info to Consultation@RSMIN.ca

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    Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes

    The Government of Canada is undertaking a review of environmental and regulatory processes.

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    Red Sky Métis Independent Nation Community Heritage Wiki Launch

    After months of hard work, the Red Sky Métis Independent Nation (RSMIN) Heritage team is ecstatic to officially announce the launch of the public RSMIN Community Heritage Wiki (CHW).  You can now find this wiki site at rsmin.ca/CHW.

    The RSMIN CHW is a groundbreaking concept in relation to how other communities are collecting and preserving data, and although many other wiki sites exist, such as Wikipedia, there are no other sites that are completely dedicated to one community with goals in preserving its unique and untold heritage.  The RSMIN CHW is a shared, collaborative, on-line, collection of researched and cited information directly related to the RSMIN community and has been sought and curated by the RSMIN community.  RSMIN hopes that publicly sharing the community's untold history will not only bring the community closer, but also help educate others and move toward recognition and healing.

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    SCC- Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

    Today in Canada's history, Métis have a legal home.  While the full implications of rights, privileges and limitations will be a hot topic in the upcoming months, we now have place in the government to discuss these matters.

    For more information as it becomes available please keep checking the RSMIN.ca/rights page and or subscribe to the RSMIN newsletter for upcoming updates and opportunities.

    As well RSMIN would like to invite everyone to read the official case judgment to understand the points and considerations that are a part of this judgement.  (link below)

    2016-04-14 - Supreme Court Judgments - Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development) https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/15858/index.do


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    Senior Exploration Geologist Position

    Job opportunity available at The Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton Ontario. Please follow the link for further details.


    Senior Exploration Geologist



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