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I  have the Responsibilities and Qualifications to provide the best quality of services to you and your organization because of my work experiences and education.  I am a loyal, dedicated, and valuable person for you.


WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Ngwaagan Gaming (Rainbow Lodge), November 2014-Present.  Maintaining administrative responsibilities for the organization and assisting with program delivery with the clients.
  • Akwe:go Program Coordinator, Indian Friendship Centre, Jan 2009 to October 2014

Working with at risk and high-risk children ages 7 to 12, as well as youth partnership programming with children and youth 10 to 24 within the urban setting of SSM.

  • Traditional Healing & Anishnaabe Teachings (T.H.A.T.) Team Coordinator, Nov 2007 to Present:  Providing stress relieve energy work from an aboriginal perspective to organizations, agencies, conferences and individual sessions.
  •  Secondary Sales Representative, Sutherland Group, Dec 6, 2005 to March 2007

Inbound and outbound customer services for AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Intuit, Software Support, Internet and Telus

  • Owner, Anakwat Youth Adventures, October 5, 2004 to December 2005

Worked with children and youth who were at risk to high risk children to promote leadership skills, life skills and interpersonal skills

  • Residential Youth Worker, Summit Human Services, March 24 to Sept 3, 2004

Worked in a family group home setting to provide one to one supports or group activities for children involved with apprehension authorizes. 

  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Technician, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 2001 to 2003

Overall outdoor education from leadership skills to wilderness camping.

  • Day Nursery Driver, Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre, 2004

On a daily basis during the school week, pick up and drop off pre-school aged children to daycare.

  • Parks Laborer, City of Sault Ste. Marie, May 14 to October 30, 2003

Provided customer services and maintained for a clean park to the greater community.

  • Breast Cancer Retreats, Garden River First Nation, May 2002 to January 2003

Provided personal experience and provided support for participates and made referrals to agencies for their individuals care.

  • Assistant Instructor, Outward Bound Canada, May to July 2001

Provided outdoor life skills, leadership and a sense of accomplishment for the youth from camp set up, duties to bring us to the pick-up point.

  • Native Program Coordinator, Northern Treatment Center, Ministry of Correctional Services, May 1990 to July 06, 2000

To liaison between Aboriginal clients and the Institution for programs and services

To provide the idea of challenging one negative cognitive thinking and behaviors

Provided services from intake to programs and discharge planning

Provided cultural teaching and ceremonies such as daily smudge and pipe ceremonies, in addition quarterly socials where elders, drummers and dancers

Supervised contracted programs, Volunteer, Traditional People and Elders

Participated in the development of Aboriginal and Cultural policies

  • Conference Coordinator, University of Toronto, Jan 1990 to March 1990

Assisted with planning and coordination of the conference

To confirm speakers and provide accommodation for their stay

  • Regional Elders & Traditional People’s Council, Ontario Region, 1991 to 1993

Provided support to both management and inmates in regards to  Aboriginal culture, ceremonies, and policy development for the programs within the institutions

  • Native Inmate Liaison Worker, Native Canadian Center of Toronto, June 1988 to Nov 1989

Provided support to the inmates of Vanier Institute for Women, Ontario Correctional Institute, and sometimes Guelph Correctional Services and Sly Apps Youth Detention Centre.

Programs provided were: Cultural, Ceremonial, Arts and Crafts, and Interpersonal Skills. The sweat lodge was built in 1989.

Quarterly socials that provided a mini pow wow for families and friends to attend and the people from the greater community.

  • Security Officer, CIBC, Toronto, Ont., May 1987 to June 1988.
  • Sales Clerk & Assistant Manager Public Relations, Bookkeeping & Sales, Kasheese Studios, Manitoulin Isl., July 1986 - August 1986, July 1985 to August 1985.  

FORMAL EDUCATION:

  • Aboriginal Community Development, O.F.I.F.C. & George Brown, Toronto, Ont. 2011 to October 2014

Culture, Historical Trauma, Resiliency, Healing, Professional Resiliency and Self Care, & Community Healing & Wellness. (2 more elective to complete certification)

  • Cultural Competency Training Facilitator, O.F.I.F.C., Toronto, Ontario, Jan to Oct 2014

Provide history, trauma, resiliency and healing workshops.

  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Technician, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 2001 to 2003

Overall outdoor education from leadership skills to wilderness camping.

  • Law & Security Administration, Humber College, Toronto, Ont. 1985 to1987

Provided overall law & security for areas such as; Immigration & Customs, Policing, Corrections, and general security


RELEVANT TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • F Class Driver’s License,
  • SSM Police Vulnerable Sector Check, Negative Report Sept., 5, 2013
  • Program Facilitator, Creating Connections, Groups for Children Exposed to Women Abuse, Algoma Family Services, Supervisor Chera McCutchen, 2012 to Present
  • Traditional Medicines by Elders Ernestine McLeod, 2012 to Present
  • First Aid / CPR, October 2015
  • Walking the Path Facilitation Training, OPP, Trainer George Cochie, 2012
  • ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, O.F.I.F.C., 2011
  • Street Wolf, Seven Principles of Youth Leadership, O.F.I.F.C., 2011
  • Safe Talk, Suicide Alertness for Everyone, O.F.I.F.C. 2011
  • Service Standard Readiness and Compliance, O.F.I.F.C., 2010
  • Through The Pain, Suicide Prevention Program, R.C.M.P., 2010
  • I am a Kind Man Facilitator, To Stop Violence, O.F.I.F.C. 2009
  • Making a Difference, A Community Response to Child Abuse, 2009
  • Kids on Drugs, RCMP, Cheryl Hayden, 2009
  • Cornell University, Residential Child Care Project, Summit Human Services, 2004
  • Youth Coordinator Training, Naandweedidaa, 1999-2000
  • SkillPath Seminars, Management Skills, Ministry of Correctional Services, 1997
  • Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Native Justice of the Peace Program, 1994


INTERESTS

  • Organizational Commiittees,
  • Advisory Committees,
  • Health & Wellness,
  • Holistic Treatment,
  • Personal Enhancement,
  • Events Coordinator,
  • Cultural Events & Ceremonies,
  • Stress Relief Management,
  • Foot soak Detoxification,
  • Parks Interpretive programs, &
  • Breast Cancer Awareness.


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