First Nations Create Opportunities and Share in Alberta’s Booming Economy

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First Nations Create Opportunities and Share in Alberta’s Booming Economy

by mmnationtalk on May 6, 20132018 Views


First Nations Create Opportunities and Share in Alberta’s Booming Economy

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May 6, 2013, Treaty No. 6 territory. Edmonton, Alberta…First Nations in Alberta are creating economic growth and opportunities for community members. Over three hundred people will converge at Enoch’s Marriott River Cree conference facilities to network at an employment opportunities conference this week.

The Yellowhead Tribal Development Foundation (YTDF), six independent Alberta First Nations and the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association, formed an alliance to address the labour shortage in Alberta. The three organizations are the agreement ASETS holders and for the first time ever, they will host an Employment Partnerships and Job Fair which will bring together industry partners, government representatives, private sector and First Nations Peoples to create opportunities and promote business partnerships. The employment conference is on May 7 & 8, 2013 and will also see Juno award winner, Crystal Shawanda who will perform at their banquet.

“We are enthused to host this two day employment and job fair to support our First Nation membership in sustainable employment. There are plenty of opportunities in Alberta and our Peoples are ready to fill these jobs. First Nations want to be a part of the economic fabric of this booming economy. We look forward to continued growth and opportunities within our communities,” said Chief Clayton (Tony) Alexis, Chairman of the Yellowhead Tribal Development Foundation.

The employment and job fair gives a platform for all key stakeholders in sharing information, collaborating, expanding business relationships and future opportunities.

“We are excited to co-host the Treaty Six ASETS Holders – Employment Partnerships and Job Fair with our colleagues in six independent Alberta First Nations and Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Association. Our goal at the event is to profile our community’s skilled workforce. As an ASETS holder, we have invested in industry standard training since 1996 to prepare our people to enter into the labour market. We believe this event will open doors for First Nations in Treaty Six to build true and meaningful partnerships with industry. We are pleased with the positive response from registered industry participants to address there labour needs,” said Yvette Alexis, YTDF ASETS Coordinator.

YTDF serves five bands, with over 5,000 band members: Alexander First Nation, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, O’Chiese First Nation and Sunchild First Nation. YTDF is building job-ready skills of the marginally employed or unemployed members of Yellowhead Tribal Council members by assisting in gaining fulltime employment.


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