Wednesday, July 25, 2012

French Classes for Immigrants - Français pour immigrants

The Université de Saint-Boniface's Continuing Education Division is pleased to announce that a limited number of subsidies are available for immigrants wishing to enrol in French language training at the Beginner 1 level or higher during the Fall 2012 session.

To apply for the program, newcomers should fill in the registration and admission forms and return them to Université de Saint-Boniface by Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The forms can be submitted by fax (235-4489), by mail or in person (Room 1411). Please note that all costs for the training are covered by the Manitoba Immigrant Integration Programs. Participants will therefore not be required to pay for their course material. The Continuing Education Division will contact applicants to confirm or not their registration.

If you have any questions please contact Gail Corimer, who is the Coordinator of Continuing Education Division at the Université. She can be reached by phone at 204-237-1818 ext. 446 or email at Also check out their website at

Ralph Brown Activities from July 26 - 31

Wondering whats up at Ralph Brown this week?

On July 26th they are going to the Fringe Festival. The bus will be departing at 11 am and returning at 3:30pm. You will get to see "The Tempest".

July 27 is part of Olympic Week and then Wrench is coming to do bike repairs from 1 - 4pm.

July 28 is MOVIE DAY!

The 29th of July the Centre is closed.

On the 30th enjoy some good ol' baseketball and ending off July its Arts & Crafts!

Indian Metis Friendship Centre Survey

The Indian Metis Friendship Centre is looking for your opinions and comments on Youth Programming. If you would like to share yours, they are accepting survey submissions until July 31, 2012.

You can access their survey at

Grandmothers Protecting Our Children - 6th annual medicine walk

Kookum Kaa Na Da Maa Waad Abinoojiiak Council “Grandmothers Protecting our Children” 6th Annual Medicine Walk will be held on September 21st, 2012.

This will bring together our communities, social service organizations, helpers and allies under the Wisdom and Guidance of the beloved Grandmother Council. Their prophecy tells us that the Grandmother Councils will reclaim their rightful place in these trying times. In our history it is known that our Ancient Grandmothers/Clan Mother councils before us, were the ROOTS to the balance in our societies. The Men inherently understood this and looked to the Kookums for Guidance. The Men understood that the Kookums were the birthers of all, the white haired ones, that knew deeply what was best for the people.

This year they will be gathering for a ceremony at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Higgins Avenue at Main Street.

The Grandmothers Council are requesting that your group/organizations/agencies who work with our people come to a Tobacco Pray Tie “Burning Ceremony” at the Thunderbird House. This is to Honour the Spirits of our children, youth and peoples who have lost their lives through violent death, suicides and because of the ongoing systemic abuse which is still prevalent in our lives and communities today. The Grandmother Council needs to send out a message of importance and the urgency of all our People coming together in ceremony and healing.

It does not matter if you come from a religious Faith based background, if you are Traditional or not. Everyone is diverse from all backgrounds but have one voice.

If you are attending, you are requested to bring:

*Prayer ties: You can have a circle with staff, clients and families and make prayer ties together for those we have lost.
*Bring prayer ties to ceremony at Thunderbird House 8am [outside at ceremonial grounds] Grandmothers will be there to receive you with Love and Guide you through the Ceremony.

A light Breakfast will be inside Thunderbird House at aprox. 9am. The Medicine Walk will start at 10 am and proceed to the Legislative Building where the Grandmothers Council and invited guests will deliver their words of Wisdom to all Peoples.

They invite all to participating to bring a banner to represent their group/organization/agencies. If your agency has a van, they also request the name and logo be on the van that can follow behind the Medicine Walk to show solidarity in the community. They also encourage the youth and individuals participating to make a banner to bring awareness to the broader society. A strong visual presentation of banners and vans will get the message forward that “We Will Not remain Silent”.

For more information or to register please contact;

Bus Operator position with the City of Winnipeg

Interested in pursuing a career with Winnipeg Transit?

Winnipeg Transit is accepting Bus Operator applications until August 31, 2012.

Bus operators are responsible for the safe transportation of passengers and providing excellent customer service throughout the City of Winnipeg. Winnipeg Transit operates 24 hours a day and bus operators work a variety of shifts in a seniority based environment.

For FAQ, a job summary and instructions on how to apply visit:

For more information, you can also email

Aboriginal Artists Development Program

Uniquely Manitoba is offering a series of workshops to Aboriginal artists, crafters and specialty food producers who have demonstrated artistic talent. The program will start in September 2012.

They are looking for participants that are interested in and committed to taking their artistic talents to the “next level”.

The program is designed to assist Aboriginal artisans in developing confidence, planning for the future and will take into account a wide range of education and experience. The program can be of NO COST to qualified applicants.

The deadline for applications is September 10th, 2012 and the classes will run part time for 3 months offered in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays mixed. The location is yet to be determined.

For any questions or to apply please contact Uniquely Manitoba at 204-261-5373. You can also contact Darlene by email at

Monday, July 23, 2012

Inner City Voices - two recent podcasts

Inner City Voices is a radio program that is run every Monday from 5 - 5:30pm on CKUW 95.9.

Here are the last two podcasts which included some really neat projects going on within the North End and the surrounding Community by Inner City Community members.

July 9: Myself, TRC sharing circles, Bell Tower, No Stone Unturned & SOS On To Ottawa!

July 16: Winnipeg Chapter on Hollaback, Tyson Cormack on Skrillex and NorthEndRadioStation and Les Jupes' Michael Falk