TEDD Mandate

"To provide education, training programs and services for the Miawpukek First Nation members that enhance their quality of life by increasing employability in the First Nation and broader labour markets. This will be provided in a professional, fiscally responsible and culturally sensitive manner."

Whats new?

Learning what it's like to be a Physician

First Nations/Inuit/Metis students in Newfoundland and Labrador who are seriously considering a career in medicine will have the opportunity again this summer to get a glimpse of what is involved in being a physician. The institute, designed for university undergraduates and graduates, will run for four weeks from June 3rd-June 28th (2013) at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The institute gives participants front-line experience in a clinical setting through shadowing physicians, residents and medical students.

The first program of its kind was offered in the summer of 2011. The institute is a part of the Aboriginal Health Initiative (AHI) at MUN's Faculty of Medicine. The mandate of the AHI is to recruit Aboriginal students in the province into medicine.

The upcoming institute is made possible through joint funding (actual and/or in-kind) by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs, the Nunatsiavut Government, the MUN Faculty of Medicine and the Labrador Health Centre.

Anyone wishing to be considered for participation in the institute must submit an application by April 17, 2013. The application is available on the AHI Website www.med.mun.ca/AHI/home.aspx.

For further information please contact Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, AHI Program Coordinator at either of the following:
Voice - (709) 777-2452
E-mail - carolyn.sturge@med.mun.ca

Husky Energy Notice

Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?
Are you currently being funded by Training & Economic Development to obtain a post-secondary education or have received funding in the last three years?
Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience as an office administrator or in a business setting?

If you answered yes to the above questions then we may have the perfect job opportunity for you!

Husky Energy, through partnering with the Miawpukek First Nation, is looking for a band member, preferably with a Diploma or Certificate in Office or Business Administration, to work as an administrative support person over the summer months.

Some duties include, but are not limited to: Word processing, formatting, filing, photocopying, mail preparation and distribution, reception relief, and making meeting and travel arrangements.

Other requirements include:
Having strong computer skills (particularly in Microsoft Office Suite), strong editing and grammar skills, strong time management and organizational skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment.

For more information please contact Olivia Joe at 882-1272

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Added a link to the Registered Disability Savings Plan on Canada's Government website. You can access it on our important information section of our site or click this link.


The United Association (UA) Training Centre is still accepting seats for the Entry Level Sprinkler System Installer program. Being a member of the Miawpukek First Nation mans that you would be eligible to apply for a diversity grant up to $10,000 to complete this training which is scheduled to start on September 6, 2011.
If you attend the UA Training Centre, you may be eligible ( upon successful completion ) to become a member of the Local 740 Union without the hassle of trying to obtain sponsors to become a member.