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Well, he's not exactly
a new person -
he's actually been a person for quite some time -
but we're pleased to announce a prestigious new
job for an old friend and associate. Abraham
Tagalik has been appointed to the position of
Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for the
Government of Nunavut. Congratulations,
Dave Boult and Terry Rudden, working with addiction
counsellors and consultants Jackie Rai and Virginia
Carver, have completed the design of a first stage
addictions treatment program for Inuit in the Ottawa
area. The program will be delivered by Tungasuvvingat
Inuit, and is scheduled to launch this fall.
Shannon Ward and her Nearly All Grrrl Team (including
Stephanie Fox of Fox Consulting) have completed an
extensive planning exercise with the Beaufort Delta
Self Government office. One of the most interesting
outcomes of the project was the development of a
unique and comprehensive framework for the transfer of
federal and territorial government programs to
Aboriginal self governments in the MacKenzie Delta.
Children at the
Tuktoyaktuk Child Development Centre, where
Inuvialuktun instruction is provided thanks to ALI
Colton Gruben, a
favourite performer at Tuktoyaktuk's annual talent
show for singing his Inuvialuktun vrsion of 'Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star'.
partners Greg Smith ,Terry Rudden, and associate
Dan David traveled across the country in June to
evaluate the Aboriginal Languages Initiative
(ALI), a $20 million, four-year Department of
Canadian Heritage program supporting Aboriginal
languages. Consilium will visit ten project
sites over the summer. During Greg's site visit
to Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in June, he had the
opportunity to renew ties with old friends in
the Western Arctic. Greg lived in Inuvik for
four years in the early 1980's where he worked
for Inuvialuit organizations, including
three-years as Executive Director of the
Inuvialuit Communications Society. Greg also
visited the Yukon, where he lived for four years
as a young child in the early 1950's while his
Air Force father was stationed in Whitehorse.
The family log cabin was on the banks of the
Yukon River where the territorial government
building is now located. The next part of Greg's
trip took him to Victoria and Duncan B.C. to
meet with representatives of the First Peoples
Cultural Foundation and the Cowichan Tribes
Cultural Education Centre. Terry Rudden visited
sites in Labrador and Nova Scotia, while Dan
David traveled to Alberta, Manitoba,
Saskatchewan, Ontario and Northern Quebec. The
ALI evaluation report is due in September.
- Congratulations to
Our Man In Iqaluit, Terry Forth, elected President
of the Iqaluit Rotary Club on July 1st for a one
year term. The Iqaluit club is one of 56 in Rotary
district 7790 which claims eastern Quebec and part
of Maine. The district actually includes the three
capital cities-- Iqaluit, Quebec and Augusta. In
September the Rotary Club of Iqaluit will
celebrate 24 years of service to this community!
Terry is pictured here at the Royal Iqaluit Golf
and Country Club. No, really!
speaking of achievements...on June 9th
Consilium, friends and relatives gathered at
Pinehurst in Almonte to celebrate the
convocation of Consilium associate Dr. Valerie
Assinewe (right) , shown here with son Leslie
an unidentified consultant/husband (centre).
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