Seabird Island Blog
Status: There are currently no emergencies in our area taking place. Read our Emergency Plan here.
Staff are watching flood warnings and water levels in our area. If you have any concerns you can email us at email@example.com, call 604-796-2177, or contact us on our Twitter: @SeabirdIsland or Facebook: Seabird Island Band.
Please take the time to recheck your emergency kits, and make sure all items from the Emergency Supplies Checklist are available to you.
Want to learn about budgeting? Or need to open a bank account? Or maybe you need help using online-banking. Seabird is hosting an RBC banking clinic May 1st from 11am - 2pm in the Main Boardroom. Band & Community Members, College Students, Youth & children are all invited. Every question you have is important and we are here to help. No appointment necessary, just drop by.
Seabird College will be offering the Aboriginal Early Childhood Certificate Program in partnership with NVIT starting in May. We invite those who have signed up or are interested in the program to an ECE Information Luncheon at Seabird College in Laurie Rolston’s upgrading class (just follow the signs) on Wednesday May 8th from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. There is still time to sign up so please contact Kelly Chapman to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-796-2177 to register if you haven’t already. Also, please call to tell us you are coming so we have enough food. The program will begin with courses in First Aid, the required 40 hours of volunteer work, Planning, Food Safe and any required pre-requisite courses to be offered in May and June – full details will be provided at the meeting. There will be a summer break and classes will start up again in September and carry through until April.
Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate
The Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program is designed to meet provincial licensing standards, academic standards, community and First Nations standards to ensure NVIT graduates are successful, effective child development workers in BC communities.
The program is unique in that it emphasizes the knowledge, skills and standards relevant to both Aboriginal and mainstream individuals, families and communities. Early Childhood Education is a rapidly expanding field with a high need for qualified and certified childcare workers, particularly in Aboriginal communities. The program also includes First Aid certification in the Health, Nutrition and Safety Course (AECE 150).
The AECE program is an exciting and progressive program with a focus on Aboriginal content in the curriculum. Admission is open to all learners, particularly those wishing to explore and experience Early Childhood Education from an Aboriginal perspective.
Courses are as follows:
In addition, this program is also a dual credit program allowing you to complete your BC Adult Dogwood at the same time.
The Lands Advisory Committee (LAC) would like to welcome Jason Campbell as Co-Chair and Art Andrew back as the Chair of the Committee. The LAC is looking for interested and passionate individuals to fill the OPEN positions in the committee.
There is one (1) position for an Elder, and one (1) for a regular committee member. The interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Brian Jones—Manager or Kim Lessard—Lands Officer at the band office, or VIA email : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you again for your interest in protecting and preserving Seabird Lands for the future generations to come.