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On June 30th, take your favourite LAN specialist, WEB Guru or Software
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AT CONSILIUM, AARLUK and ARDOS... 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
You'll notice that our
Website AND newsletter have undergone complete facelifts. Cool
new graphics and crisp new look are courtesy of Akaujuk Ltd..
We now host the Consilium, Aarluk and ARDOS websites at www.consilium.ca.
Take a bit of time and browse through the new sites, enjoy the
pictures, check out the toolkit, and let us know what you think.
First person to find the concealed jpg of Ron Ryan's ACTUAL golf
score wins an Aarluk Sports Shirt.
After years of working
together, the partners of Aarluk, Akhaliak and Earthlore
joined forces last month to offer communications services
in Nunavut under a single banner, as the Aurora Group.
Akhaliak Promotional Products & Printing Services
delivers a full range of professional printing and promotional
services from their new, state-of-the-art facilities in Iqaluit.
Aarluk has provided writing, editing, communications
planning and training to communities, organizations and government
departments in Nunavut for more than a decade: and Earthlore
is one of Canada's leading Aboriginal design houses. Three times
the talent, three times the efficiency, three times the quality
- and one-stop shopping for all corporate communications needs,
from concept to publication. Sounds good to us.
has been awarded a standing offer to provide communications support
to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Consulting participated at this year's Nunavut Trade
Show in Iqaluit, May 4-6, with their very own booth! Associate
Consultant Lazarus Arreak and Managing Partner Terry Forth manned
the booth and accepted business cards from all visitors which
were later used in a special draw. Aarluk partner, Helen Klengenberg
also put in cameo appearances, but was also busy at her own booth
- Akhaliak Promotions and Printing Services. The winner of Aarluk's
draw prize - a Deluxe (and we mean deluxe) Barbecue Tool set won
by Carol Akeeagok of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation - Congratulations
Carol! Lazarus Arreak is seen here discussing Aarluk's products
and services with Wendy Halonen (Communications Department of
the Executive GN).
Greg Smith and
Fred Weihs are preparing a presentation of preliminary
findings for the evaluation of the Benefits and Measures provided
under the Canada-Nunavut Labour Market Development Agreement.
Aarluk Consulting Inc. is conducting the evaluation for HRSDC.
Five case study reports have been provided to the client, and
the final project report is due at the end of June.
This month will see
the publication the first official Aurora Group
project...the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee's
second independent annual report. It's been a busy and successful
year for NITC. Highlights include a record number of scholarships
granted, the highest ever level of workshop funding, a new website
and newsletter, and the completion of a five year strategic plan.
tabled the results of a Review Of Operations, conducted by Aarluk
Consulting, for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI),
and the three Nunavut Regional Inuit Associations.
The project was launched to address a number of stakeholder concerns
relating to the allocation of powers, functions, authorities and
resources between NTI and the RIAs. All parties agreed that an
examination of the roles and responsibilities of the four major
Designated Inuit Organizations in specific areas would provide
a useful foundation for further discussions on corporate structures
and resource allocation, with the ultimate goals of improving
service and maximizing benefits to beneficiaries, enhancing cooperation,
and minimizing duplication. The Board will consider the recommendations,
and undertake follow up action over the summer.
Ryan facilitated a weekend workshop for the Kitikmeot
Regional Youth Council on May 1 and 2nd in Cambridge
Bay. Twenty-three Inuit youth from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut
gathered in Cambridge Bay to discuss issues of common concern,
learn the fundamentals of "boardmanship", and agree
on steps for establishing an effective Kitikmeot Regional Youth
Council. The meeting was a follow up to a previous session, held
in 2001 and delivered by Patti Black. The energy, enthusiasm and
commitment of the participants is probably best summed up in the
slogan chosen by participants to represent their emerging organization.
"Young, Fun, and Let's Get It Done!"
organized and facilitated the first ever Aboriginal Mentorship
Workshop for the Canada Council for the Arts
in Winnipeg, May 14-16. Twelve Aboriginal media artists were teamed
with four Aboriginal media artist mentors, with the goals of assisting
the artists on specific video/film projects. The workshop included
group and one-on-one mentorship sessions, peer learning, and the
opportunity to participate in small group workshops on various
media topics. The event was a huge success. Thanks to Terry Rudden
for inspiration and design support, and to the Canada Council
for giving ARDOS the opportunity.
President Dr. Valerie Assinewe attended the May
5-6th Union of Ontario Indians first forestry conference: Respecting
the Resources, Sharing the Opportunities, and presented a talk
on the role of traditional knowledge in pharmaceutical research.
Tales from the
Crib. Here's the official despatch, issued by Proud Dad
Scott Black on Monday, May 10: "Tiny, mighty Benjamin Scott
Black entered the world on Saturday, May 8 at 1:39 am. Mom didn't
waste any time, as the wee bairn was born only 20 minutes after
they arrived at the hospital. Yes, 20 minutes. Mom, Dad and Ben
were admitted just after 1 am and left the hospital four hours
later to recover at home." See, THAT'S how consultants do
it...well planned, well timed, and with the minimum of fuss.
Birthday greetings to
Aarluk partner and General Manager Terry Forth,
whose birthday (June 15) is also National Steal-A-Kiss Day. Terry
is pictured here with Natti Matthews in intensive shmooze mode
at the Nunavut Trade Show in Iqaluit.
early May Arluk/Consilium partner Fred Weihs
and his family spent a week in the Florida Keys. Fred is not planning
to exchange his day job for life as a fisherman.
TEN YEARS AGO
After six months in
a tiny, crowded "rent by the month" space on Slater,
the newly formed Consilium moved into their first offices on Argyle
Avenue- our home for eight years. First official Consilium purchase
on the books...a Canadian Tire Coffee Maker.
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