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Start Date/Time 15th Apr Sunday AM 9:00 (GMT -5)
End Date/Time 15th Apr Sunday PM 5:00 (GMT -5)
Location Coady International Institute
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Apply Now: Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Mentorship Program

Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

Coady International Institute Seeking Applications for its Enhanced Mentorship Program

Applications Open March 1, 2018

Are you an Indigenous woman who is making a difference in your community? Grow your network. Enhance your skills.

What is the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Program?

This program focuses on building leadership capacity by sharing expertise between participants, mentors, and Elders, on leadership models, community-driven development and resilience, governance, economic empowerment and development. This program prioritizes indigenous knowledge and teachings, and connects participants with other development practitioners from around the world. Beginning in 2018, the program will include three main components:
  1. Pre-Residency– Engage in a virtual learning network in preparation for the on-campus residency (approx. three days in September).
  2. Residency(October 1 - 23) – Attend on-campus program at Coady International Institute, located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. (Antigonish, NS)
  3. Mentorship– Engage in a mentorship program with one-on-one mentorship and guidance from facilitators and peers as you undertake a community development project in your community.
The program will take place between September 1, 2018 - January 30, 2018 

Am I Eligible?

This program is open to First Nation, Métis , and Inuit women who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Candidates must:
  1. Have a minimum of a high school diploma
  2. Demonstrate a minimum of five years of leadership experience in a community through volunteer work or a working organization.
  3. Identify an idea for a community development initiative they wish to undertake which has initial support from their organization and/or community.

Can I Receive a Scholarship?

Successful candidates receive a full scholarship that includes travel, tuition, accommodations, and meals.

How Do I Apply?

Apply online at  


About Coady International Institute

Established in 1959, Coady International Institute is committed to accompanying generations of global leaders skilled in the application of citizen-led, asset-based, and community-driven leadership for economic and social change. Located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Coady International Institute includes a network of leaders in 130 countries globally.

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Start Date/Time 15th Apr Sunday AM 9:00 (GMT 12)
End Date/Time 15th Apr Sunday PM 5:00 (GMT 12)
Location Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
Author pmnationtalk
Type Public
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World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018

15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND Greetings to all of the languages, the various peoples, the representatives of the indigenous peoples of the world. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Bring us the cherished memories of those who have gone before into the spirit world. Bring the customs of your elders, the richness of your peoples' ways, your traditions relating to your ancestral lands, to this great Summit. We as Maori take great pleasure in hosting you, in extending the voice of welcome, in putting out the call to you, to navigate your canoes to our shores here in Aotearoa, to our much-anticipated gathering. Tēnā koutou katoa, Greetings to you all Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitu te whenua. As people disappear from sight, the land remains. This Māori proverb provides an apt theme for the World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018 and one that will resonate with all Indigenous peoples. For Indigenous peoples, whenua (land) sustains life and provides a tangible link with ancestors, with past events; and provides their turangawaewae (place to stand) and their identity. As kaitiaki (guardians) the maintenance of the spiritual and physical well-being of land and waters is the legacy that Indigenous peoples are charged with preserving and protecting for future generations. The profound effects of global climate change on the environment and the strong demand for international tourism across world regions highlight the importance for Indigenous voices to be heard in the forward development of tourism. The current reality is that tourism presents Indigenous peoples with a dichotomy in that it currently impacts both adversely and beneficially on Indigenous peoples and their ancestral landscapes. The 2018 Summit provides a forum for Indigenous peoples to discuss tourism, to share collective Indigenous wisdom, knowledge and traditions handed down through generations. The Indigenous voice and presence can guide the tourism industry in a manner that supports mutual respect and new relationships as guardians of our precious lands and waters. This Summit will introduce a prestigious line up of speakers to provide unique insights into how they have integrated traditional knowledge into compelling experiences for visitors. Speakers will introduce opportunities Indigenous communities have taken to build and grow tourism, and the challenges ahead for Indigenous guardians of ancestral landscapes. We welcome you to Waitangi, the location chosen carefully for the Summit. The place has special significance, an historical landmark where New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed by Māori Chiefs and the British Crown. On behalf of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance and New Zealand Māori Tourism, we invite you to join us in New Zealand, Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud) to experience Māori hospitality, to share traditions and experiences, to extend networks and to enjoy and benefit from each other's company.

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