Media Advisory - Project Beyshcik participants apply traditional teachings to business practices

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the POA
Educational Foundation will host the Toronto opening ceremonies and
traditional feast of the Project Beyshick 2008 mentoring program.

        DATE:       Tuesday August 19

        TIME:       6:30 - 10 p.m.

        LOCATION:   Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
                    16 Spadina Road
                    Toronto, ON

    The 10 NAN participants in this unique mentoring program will also attend
a seminar entitled Seven Grandfather Teachings Applied to Business Concepts
and Practices, where they will learn to incorporate the sacred teachings of
Honesty, Humility, Courage, Wisdom, Respect, Generosity and Love in the
business environment.
    Project Beyshick is a leadership and career development program for NAN
entrepreneurs, students, professionals and community leaders over the age of
18. From August 15-23, participants will gain culture-based business skills
training and mentorship with faculty and MBA students from Trent University
and Ryerson University, followed by job shadowing placements with executives
in the public and private sectors in Toronto.

    The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is one of Canada's largest and
oldest Friendship Centres. It was founded through a joint effort by both
native and non-native people to provide a meeting place and support services
for Aboriginal people in Toronto.

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

For further information:

For further information: Michael Heintzman, Media Relations Officer,
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625-4906, (807) 621-2790 mobile

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