THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose says the nine First Nations youth who are attending a revolutionary business mentoring program from February 25 – March 2, 2012, in Thunder Bay, will gain invaluable experience and use it to achieve their own personal success.
Project Beyshick is a one-week career mentoring/job-shadowing program focused on entrepreneurship among First Nation youth (ages 21-35) within NAN. NAN and POA Educational Foundation have selected nine participants from NAN First Nation Communities to participate in a one week long intensive business entrepreneurial mentoring program.
Since 2005, Project Beyshick has been nurturing prosperity and financial independence amongst First Nations communities and individuals by encouraging and mentoring entrepreneurial efforts. It also serves as a way to cultivate a mutual understanding and equal relationships between First Nation and non-First Nation Canadians.
“This is a rewarding and engaging experience for our youth,” said Waboose. “Project Beyshick allows First Nation youth to foster a vision for personal success, while at the same time, boosting their confidence to achieve that success. The firsthand experience these young persons will get in a business environment will be invaluable in their future endeavors.”
Some of the businesses involved in Project Beyshick include: NAN, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, NAN-Legal Services, Wasaya Airways, Albert Drake-Financial Advisor, Thunder Bay City Hall Aboriginal Liason Officer, and TBayTel.
More information on Project Beyshick is located at www.nan.on.ca.