There are issues of governance. Who are the Chief and Council, and how are they elected? What are the major portfolios within the Band administration, such as health, economic development, and social development? Who is responsible for policing, fire, water, and garbage services?
A community is, by definition, a collection of people. Who are some of the notable people? Does the community hold a powwow or other celebrations? What were some historical events of the past that still have an impact today?
|Design and conduct a school project to create a community profile.|
|Deadline||October 31, 2000|
|Eligibility||Entries must be from First Nation schools.|
|Submit to:||Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk
115 Membertou Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2M9
|Of course...||Decisions of the judges and awards will be final.|
Canada's SchoolNet Grassroots program is offering incentives to schools who complete information technology projects. A project like this, with teacher collaboration and a web page would be eligible for $600 - $5,500. Lee Sanifas, Native coordinator for the program, wants to fund projects and will walk you through the process. (Tel: 819 772-2331/fax: 819 772-1826)
The Help Desk will provide assistance in designing and housing web pages if needed.