Happy National CN Tower Day
(No kidding..June 26th)
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CONSILIUM…
In this corner of our site we’ll be posting notes on new people, new projects, and new online materials you may find interesting. Enjoy, and come back often.
Akhaliak Consulting Ltd., an
Inuit-owned company, has been owned and operated by Helen
K. Klengenberg from Rankin Inlet since April 1999. Akhaliak provides a wide range of services to
government, business and not-for-profit clients in
Nunavut: these include financial and accounting support,
business and marketing plans, strategic and operational
planning, policy development and training.
Together at Last...Helen and Terry at
the Nunavut Trade Show
"This is logical step for
both our companies", said Helen. "We've all worked
together on projects for years. We all share the same
commitment to excellence, and to building capacity in
have included a feasibility study on the establishment
of a Nunavut Heritage Centre, a second study on the
development of a Nunavut Language Centre, a marketing
plan for Kitikmeot foods, and many training, planning
and policy workshops for a broad range of clients.
"We're tremendously excited
about this opportunity," said Terry Forth, manager of
CNI. "We're all committed to building a Nunavut-based,
Inuit-owned consulting firm that combines the strengths
of both our current companies."
The new company's official
name will be released on July 1st. For those too curious
to wait that long...here's a hint.
delivered the first strategic planning workshop
under the umbrella of Akhaliak Consulting Ltd. and
Consilium Nunavut Inc., to the Nunavut Legal
Services Board on May 22.
Terry Forth delivered a three day workshop in Board
Roles and Strategic Planning to the Executive Committee
of the Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board, May 25-28.
Greg Smith, Terry Rudden
and Ryan Lotan will be conducting an audience survey
for Taqramiut Nipingat Incorporated, the Inuit radio
and television network of Nunavik (Northern Quebec),
and one of Canada's first Aboriginal broadcast
- Ron Ryan will be heading up to
Igloolik for an on-the-land planning session and visioning session
with Kakivak Association. On the land in Igloolik in June...how come
Ron always gets the great workshops?
Cambridge University, England
This month will mark the tenth
anniversary of the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee. NITC
held their founding board meeting in Ottawa exactly ten years ago,
facilitated by Terry Rudden. One decade later, NITC is holding their tenth AGM in Ottawa, where they will launch
their network's website and approve the organization's first
independently published annual report, both written by Consilium
Nunavut Inc. Happy birthday to NITC, an old friend!
Robert Higgins and Terry Rudden
facilitated an operational planning session in Rankin Inlet with
the staff of Kivalliq Partners in Development. The session follows
the completion of KPID's Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of
Directors last month.
Information mailings for
the “Redefining Relationships” Land Claims
Implementation conference to be held November 11-14,
2003 in Ottawa have just gone out. Watch your
mailbox for details! If you'd like to be
included on the conference mailing list, email your
coordinates to Ryan Lotan at
Terry Forth, Fred Weihs, Bridget
Orsetti and Ryan Lotan of Consilium Nunavut Inc. are completing a
capacity building project, providing assistance to the Board of
Quliruaq, the business development arm of Amarok Hunters and
Trappers Association in Iqaluit. The process has included Board of
Directors training, Board of Directors long-term strategic
planning, and preparation by the Board of a development plan for
the company, all with the assistance of CNI. The capacity building
project is funded by Kakivak Association.
Last year David Boult
and Terry Rudden were asked by the North Shore
Tribal Council to prepare a proposal to the
Aboriginal Healing Foundation for funding to
design and deliver the Maamwi Bizgwiidaa
Comprehensive Healing Through Arts Program. We are
delighted to announce that last month the
Foundation approved the proposal, and the project
will begin in June. Congratulations to Mamaweswen,
and best of luck with the program!
Languages Initiative (ALI) evaluation report
conducted by Greg Smith, Terry Rudden, Dan David
and Blair Stevenson last year has now been posted
on the PCH website: you can view it at
. The report will also be presented to the
annual conference of The Canadian Evaluation
Society in Vancouver June 2-4, 2003. It is
being presented by representatives of the PCH
Corporate Review Branch and Aboriginal Peoples
Program as an example of a successful evaluation
using case studies and a culturally sensitive
Last month we promised
you a special announcement about a major new
Consilium partnership, and we delivered (see above).
Next month...stand by for the announcement of yet
another new Consilium joint venture. A one-word
Greg & Marianne Smith
will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on June
12, 2003. They were married under the midnight sun
by former NWT Deputy Commissioner and COPE Land
Rights Negotiator Agnes Semmler (also a Justice of
the Peace), at her 'rat camp' in the Mackenzie
Welcome home Mr. Claus
Renovations notwithstanding, there's just
something romantic about the air in the Consilium office. Another of our esteemed employees has just
plighted his troth. Blair Stevenson and Johanna Nousiainen will be
getting married in August. Congratulations, you crazy kids.
Blair and Johanna
What June lacks in
quantity of birthdays, it more than compensates for
in significance. Happy B. to CNI's own Terry Forth,
born June 15th at some point in the twentieth
century. Those who know Terry well have always been
impressed by his ability to bounce back (not
surprising, since in 1844 on Terry's birthday,
Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber).
The writer of this
newsletter chooses to exercise editorial privilege
and wish a happy birthday to his dad, Patrick
Vincent Rudden, celebrating his 85th on June 13th -
a birthday he shares with another grand Irishman,
William Butler Yeats
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