For Aboriginal Youth Mining Matters

Fort William First Nation Mining Conference
Michael Pelletier Sr., Renee Boucher, Edmund Collins, and William Bannon at FWFN Mining Conference announcement

For Aboriginal Youth Mining MattersTHUNDER BAY – Mining – For Aboriginal youth Mining Matters. Mining Matters is seeking responsible, dedicated, adventurous and self-motivated individuals to fill the position of Summer Intern, working under the banner of  Mining Matters’ Aboriginal Education and Outreach Programs.

The program,which was first introduced in 2001, provides Aboriginal communities with engaging hands-on learning experiences related to mineral exploration, extraction, and development and related concepts within the study of Earth science.

For Aboriginal Youth Mining Matters

The mining industry in Canada will need 81,000 new, skilled employees to enter the field over the next decade. The mining industry is encouraging youth to pursue post-secondary learning in Earth Sciences.

In Northwestern Ontario, the projected job market in mining and mining support jobs is expected to be 

Please contact Barbara Green Parker, Aboriginal Education Specialist, for additional information about Mining Matters Aboriginal Outreach or to schedule a workshop.

Barbara Green Parker
Office: (416) 863 6463 ext. 323 
Cell: (647) 929 4498

Fort William First Nation Mining Conference

In Thunder Bay, the Fort William First Nation is hosting a conference for youth to provide them with more information and job opportunities as well. The FWFN Planning for the Future Mining Conference will be held March 25th and 26th 2013

There is no charge for the conference, which included lunch which will be sponsored by the Community Economic Development Commission and SNC Lavalin.

To sign up visit 

“We want to get as many of our members involved in mining,” stated Michael Pelletier, the Director of Economic Development for Fort William First Nation.

Fort William First Nation Mining Conference by netnewsledger

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