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Junior University health Science Summer Camp 2018

We’re looking for Indigenous youth interested in having fun & learning about health careers (Grades 8,9,10,11).

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicines Indigenous Health Program in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation will be hosting THREE health sciences summer camps in Nova Scotia for Indigenous students this summer. As a participant in the program,
students will be exposed to a variety of health care professions and training programs through interactive, hands on programming.

Summer Student Work Funding Opportunity

Acadia First Nation will once again be offering funding for our Summer Student program. The summer student program can offer funding to employers to entice them to hire our youth. Summer work experience is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience that can assist with career decisions and transferable skills.

If you meet the following criteria and wish to apply please do so by the deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2018. No applications received after that time will be considered for funding.

To be Eligible you MUST meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be a youth between 16 and 30 years of age
  • Be attending school on a full time basis
  • Be returning to studies full time in the fall
  • Be a registered Acadia First Nation band member

To Apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

  • Fax: 902-685-2237 or
  • Email:

Please Note: Applying for the program does not guarantee you a summer work placement, however, acceptance into the program does offer funding that is attached to you that can be used to present to employers to assist them with hiring costs.

The program has a limited budget and in the event that we have more students apply than we have funding for, there may be an interview process.

AFN Tax Return Season Notice

Anyone wishing to file their income tax return please bring the attached paperwork to the nearest Acadia First Nation Office. This service will be provided to Acadia First nation Band members free of charge.

Downoad forms and details (1.06 MB) .

AFN Kespuwick, Advisory Committee Area 33 - Member required

Acadia First Nation is seeking a volunteer to sit on the Kespuwick Advisory Committee. As a member of this board you will act as an advisory and assist Acadia First Nation in the management of Kespuwick Resources. This Person must have knowledge regarding the fisheries with an emphasis on Area 33.

For additional information on what is involved in this position or to apply for consideration please contact the following personnel:

  1. Curtis Falls
  2. Charmaine Stevens

Sincerely,

Lloyd Mac Dougall
Band manager: Acadia First Nation

NS Power | Mi’kmaq Scholarship | $1,500 entrance scholarship, graduating Mi’kmaq high school student

$1,500 entrance scholarship to a graduating Mi’kmaq high school student Renewable up to four years.

This scholarship has helped me succeed in reaching my goals, and has helped me through my independent living.

Salena Sylvester is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts at Cape Breton University. Salena is also the East Youth Representative for the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Salena Sylvester, 2017 recipient
Membertou First Nation

Interested in applying?

  • Visit: Mi'kmaq Scholarship
  • Questions? Email:

Deadline: April 27, 2018

Paper applications will not be accepted

A Notice Regarding Health Centre Doctor Practice Policies

AFN Community Members,

Please be advised of our Health Centre doctor practice policies.

  1. ALL patients who are scheduled to see the doctor will be so by their appointment time,
    not ARRIVAL TIME.
  2. DR. Marais will not be seeing pati~nts with a family doctor unless their family doctor is
    off/out of the office.
  3. Dr. Marais will NOT be providing prescription rene·wal to those who have a family
    doctor.

Thank you for adhering to these above mentioned policies, if you have any issues or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself,

Marla Robinson-Pyne
Health Director
Acadia First Nation
(902) 742-4337