Media Advisory - NAN Grand Chief to attend wrap-up reception for NAN youth mentoring project

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief
Stan Beardy together with Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald and POA
Educational Foundation Chairman Aditya Jha will welcome delegates,
participants, public officials and representatives of leading businesses to
the Project Beyshick thank-you reception in Toronto tomorrow.

                     DATE:      Friday August 22, 2008

                     TIME:      4:30 p.m.

                     LOCATION:  Prego Della Piazza
                                150 Bloor St West
                                Yorkville Toronto, ON

    Project Beyshick, an entrepreneurship, economic development and venture
capital initiative for NAN business owners, students, professionals and
community leaders over age 18, took place August 15-23, 2008.
    Practical business skills training from First Nations and mainstream
perspectives was followed by job shadowing and mentorship in the public and
private sectors of Toronto with senior level executives from North York
General Hospital, HSBC, Toronto Police Services Board, TV Ontario, BMO,
Black's Photography, Karma Candy Inc., Prego Della Piazza, Sears Canada, Royal
Ontario Museum and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
    Project Beyshick was developed by POA Educational Foundation and
Nishnawbe Aski Nation in 2005.

    Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities in James Bay Treaty 9 and Ontario
portions of Treaty 5 - an area covering two thirds of the province of Ontario.

    POA Educational Foundation is a charitable foundation aiming to provide
support for educational and entrepreneurial initiatives that target regions
with specific challenges and pressing needs.

For further information:

For further information: Kristy Hankila, A/Director of Communications -
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625-4952 or (807) 629-1512 mobile

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