Our December 15, 2011 Christmas party was acclaimed as best-ever, with New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC), Frontiers Foundation and Project Amik Residents Committee (PARC) all pitching in for the food and fun. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’s beautiful decorations included a striking winter scene mural.Submitted by tupac on December 21, 2011 - 8:47pm.
Submitted by tupac on December 9, 2011 - 12:01pm.
A United Nations report released on December 5th indicates that volunteerism contributes to the well-being of individuals, communities and society. The first State of the World’s Voluntarism was released in New York on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
GREETINGS TO OUGE-BOUGOUMOU CREE NATION and GRAND COUNCIL OF THE CREES from Frontiers Foundation / Operation Beaver
On November 7, 2011 1:30 p.m. our Quebec Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson delivered the following note to Ougé-Bougoumou Cree Nation and Grand Council of the Crees on behalf of Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver.
Congratulations on successful negotiation of the Complementary Agreement to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement together with the governments of Quebec and Canada.Submitted by tupac on November 24, 2011 - 1:30pm.
Frontiers Foundation’s Vision Quest Strategic Planning and Annual General Meeting was held on November 12th and 13th in Toronto at the Project Amik Community Room with the Board, Operation Beaver, staff, members and guests. Regional coordinators Lylas Polson (Quebec); Laurel Gardiner (Manitoba); Don Irving (British Columbia-NWT) were also in attendance and presented the work of Frontiers Foundation in these provinces. Charles Catto and Marco Guzman explained about the limited housing construction in Ontario at Collins and Lanark. They also explained about FF participation in Haiti and Bolivia, respectively.Submitted by tupac on November 19, 2011 - 10:57am.
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has covered the work of Frontiers Foundation in Kitcisakik, Quebec.
The whole report can be viewed on their website at http://bcove.me/t04jyxd0.
The video is named 'Quebec First Nation Community beating the odds' and contains an interview with FF Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson.
Frontiers Foundation would like to thank First Air for its continuing support for our Northwest Territories program. Its contributions have been key in enabling us to send our volunteers to northern communities in need.
As part of our fund-raising efforts, we are offering beautiful Christmas cards.
These cards come in two varieties, either with traditional Christmas greetings included or blank so that you can write your own message for the season. These cards are perfect to send to your loved ones and you can use them as an opportunity to upkeep your writing skills. The two available prints are as follows:
1. ‘Building a home for the spirit’ by Ojibwa artist Doug Fox.
2. ‘Aymara girl carrying peace swallows on earth’ by Bolivian artist Sylvia Peñaloza
Submitted by tupac on October 1, 2011 - 8:22am.
In solidarity with Amnesty International’s campaign, Frontiers Foundation is supporting the human rights of the Lubicon Cree in Alberta. A letter has been sent to the Premier of Alberta, Ed Stelmach, pointing out that the destruction of an indigenous culture and way of life is an unacceptable price to pay for oil and gas development. Over and over again, United Nations human rights bodies have called on Canadian officials to respect and uphold the rights of the Lubicon Cree.
The CIVICUS world assembly is a global gathering for civil society, donors, governments and businesses to find common solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
Under the logo “Acting Together for a Just World”. the global conference will take place at ‘Convention Centre’ (Palais des Congres) in downtown Montreal on September 10-12, 2011.Submitted by tupac on August 24, 2011 - 10:31am.
For nearly sixteen months, thanks to a $995,000 grant from HRSDC's Aboriginal Skill Training and Strategic Initiative Fund (ASTSIF), over one hundred young Cree, Ojibwa and Algonquin trainees in Garden Hill, Manitoba; Collins, Ontario; and Kitcisakik, Quebec combined timber harvesting, portable saw-milling, foundations, framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, dry-walling, roofing and finishing with certifiable training in the completion of nine, safe, warm, affordable homes.
The attached photo shows eleven graduate trainees of 'Standing Tree to Standing Home' at Garden Hill, Manitoba. Everyone completed all five modules of the course, from harvesting to finishing construction. As well, 43 (including the eleven) completed the chainsaw operation, safety and first aid training. Trainer Brain Monkman (bearded) stands in the back row.