• Housing has to Meet the Needs of the Occupant

    Posted on March 2, 2018

    “I’m an inspector for all six (Ogemawahj Tribal Council) communities, so I go in and inspect various housing programs, new builds, renovation projects,” says Jackie Hall, infrastructure specialist with Ogemawahj Tribal Council. “What I presented on (at the conference) is the concept of how we need to adapt the way we build our homes so...

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  • Motivating Others and Accelerating Team Results Event

    Posted on February 5, 2018

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  • First Nation-Led Collaborative Inquiry Project

    Posted on February 5, 2018

    The Wiidookdadiwin inquiry project teams began their collaborative work together on January 12, 2018, at a session facilitated by the OTC and hosted by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Wiidookdadiwin was introduced as a collaboration between the Ogemawahj Tribal Council/member First Nations and partner school boards to strengthen partnerships and help one another...

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  • Congratulations Jackie!

    Posted on January 29, 2018

    On behalf of OTC and our member First Nations, we would like to congratulate Jackie Hall, Infrastructure Specialist, for achieving her Building Code Qualified (BCQ) designation through the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA). Jackie continues to demonstrate commitment and dedication to serving our member First Nations with Housing Inspections and areas of Housing related programs....

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  • Bill C-61 is now Law

    Posted on January 4, 2018

    Bill C-61 is now Law On December 14, 2017, Bill C-61, the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act, passed through Canada’s Legislative process and is now law. Just two days earlier, representatives from the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body attended the Senate Committee meeting to make submissions on Bill C-61.  

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  • Former OTTER Participant a Red Seal Carpenter at Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation

    Posted on December 6, 2017

    In the attached video Marc Manatch, OTC’s Employment & Training Coordinator interviews former OTTER participant Joe Kozlinsky about his experiences working through the apprenticeship program to become a Red Seal Carpenter.  Joe is a member of the Mississauga’s of Scugog Island where he is also employed in the construction department in his field of study. ...

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  • Indigenous history, culture now mandatory part of Ontario curriculum

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    Revisions to courses like Social Studies and History have begun, to be complete by fall 2018. Ontario will incorporate the contributions, histories, culture and perspectives of Indigenous peoples into a revised curriculum for all students in the province, the education minister announced… Click here to continue reading the article.

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  • Msko waa waa skon eyan webaasnoon – ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem in Ojibway

    Posted on November 10, 2017

    Msko waa waa skon eyan webaasnoon – ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem in Ojibway Msko waa waa skon eyan webaasnoon Biit wa ing aash da yaat i goosag Eniibid esh waad Mii mah yaay aang Widi dush giizh goon Bneshiisag ngumwug Bmisowaad Kaw wung go noojaaz wug Eshi mbii qwe wegin Niw Baashk zig a nen...

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  • Hugh ‘Buzzy’ Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program

    Posted on November 1, 2017

    The objective of this program is to continue with the spirit of Hugh Big Canoe’s dedication to assist Youth understand and enter into business. For more information, click here. To apply for the Hugh ‘Buzzy’ Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program, click here.

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  • Hugh “Buzzy” Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program Award Winner

    Posted on October 26, 2017

    The OTTER is pleased to announce Casey Searle and her Casey’s Catchers business from Georgina Island as the 2017-18 Hugh Big Canoe Youth Business Award winner.  Casey makes and sells a variety of beautiful dream catchers. Casey is expanding her small home business to include online and retail sales. Casey will be using her award...

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