FYI: Project-Based Training and Mentoring Program on IP for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples

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Project-Based Training and Mentoring Program on IP for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples

"… The World Intellectual Property Organization is accepting applications from Indigenous women who may be working on a project related to intellectual property (IP). The deadline is August 30.
The “Project-Based Training and Mentoring Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities” is open to up to 20 women entrepreneurs – such as artisans, designers, traditional musicians and dancers, researchers, healers or small-scale farmers – who are planning or have already initiated a project based on traditional knowledge.
You can find more information about the Program and download the application form through this link: https://www.wipo.int/tk/en/women_entrepreneurs/ …"

Program structure

The Program has a practical approach and consists of two phases:

Training phase

The training phase will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from November 11 to 15, 2019. Participants will:

  • acquire basic knowledge of the main principles, systems and tools of the IP system as they relate to TK and TCEs;
  • share and learn from each other’s experiences and meet potential partners that can provide support with the implementation of their projects;
  • further develop and implement TK or TCEs-based projects that have an IP component.

Mentoring phase

The mentoring phase will take place in 2020. During this phase, participants are expected to implement the project they have selected.

Mentors will be assigned to guide the implementation of the IP components of the projects.

Mentoring will principally take place through email and phone.

Requirements

Participation requirements

Participants are strongly encouraged to take the WIPO Primer on IP (DL-001) – a three-hour distance learning course offered free of charge by the WIPO Academy – or the WIPO General Course on IP (DL-101) prior to the training phase.

Language requirements

Candidates should be able to effectively communicate in English, French, Spanish or Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and into these languages during the Geneva-based Workshop.

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René Fumoleau est décédé / died at the age of 93

René Fumoleau est décédé à l’âge de 93 ans
Rene Fumoleau has died at the age of 93.
René Fumoleau Talents en Nord. – Exposition pour les artistes francophones du TNO entre le 14 et 20 mars 2010 au musée Prince de Gaules .
Vernissage le dimanche 14 mars entre 13:00 et 16 :30 . Cet cérémonie ressemblerait des personnalités qui jouent un rôle important dans le fait francophone.
https://youtu.be/CScVEhEJnf8

Rene Fumoleau par L’Aquilon

"… Ce site est une production en-ligne du journal L’Aquilon, le souffle francophone des Territoires du Nord-Ouest .."
https://www.aquilon.nt.ca/fumoleau/

"…His first parish was in Rádeli Kóé/Fort Good Hope, which involved a long boat journey down the Dehcho into a new world.
Through all of the years, his attachment to the Dene peoples deepened. He celebrated the strength of their ancestral wisdom and committed himself to their desire for change.
René published As Long as This Land Shall Last as a contribution to the struggle over land claims; directed two films, I Was Born Here and Dene Nation; he also took thousands of photos, now housed in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. The Museum uploaded this slideshow tribute in his memory this morning…."
https://cklbradio.com/2019/08/07/photographer-dene-history-author-and-priest-rene-fumoleau-has-died/

Fumoleau came to the Northwest Territories in 1953, worked closely with the Dene "… Rene Fumoleau, a well-known priest, photographer and storyteller with a long history in the North, has died. […]
He did research on Treaty 8 and Treaty 11 and was known as a social justice advocate for the Dene. […]
Fumoleau had been living with dementia. He passed a few minutes before midnight on Tuesday, according to his close friend Patrick Scott.
It was Fumoleau’s birthday. He had just turned 93.
"He was very lucid on Sunday afternoon and he was very happy," Scott said. "He smiled, just a beautiful Rene smile: ‘I’m very happy, and I loved my life.’"
Fumoleau was born in France. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1952 and came to the Northwest Territories in 1953 as an Oblate missionary.
After resigning from the Oblates, he was made a priest in the Diocese of the Mackenzie, working with the Dene in Fort Good Hope and Deline over the next several decades, according to the NWT Archives. …"
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/rene-fumoleau-obituary-1.5238116

"…René Fumoleau began creating stories of his experiences in 1988, writing them first in two books of poetry, Here I Sit, and The Secret, and then telling them at events and festivals across the land. His stories can also be heard in a 2014 documentary by Nicolas Paquet Living like the Land (Ceux Comme la Terre). …"
https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/featured-storytellers/Rene-Fumoleau.html

Trump is more than a poor dresser. His clothes are the sign of profound character failure.

🇺🇸 “… Trump is more than a poor dresser. His clothes are the sign of profound character failure.
His total misunderstanding of the most basic elements of formal dress, a misunderstanding he shares with his adult sons but not his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who dresses well, is flagrant evidence of the deep sources of his toxic masculinity. No one seems to have loved him enough as a boy to instruct him on key elements of self-presentation. Worse, he will not listen to experts. People laughed when the president wore a blue jacket and black pants, but think about what the mismatch meant: Did no one close to him tell him? Maybe no one could tell him. His staff is either profoundly unobservant or unwilling to confront him even with such a small and indisputable detail. What else can’t they tell him?
Trump’s outfits are the dressings of a vision of patriarchy that lacks many traditional manly virtues. For professional men, the question of formal wear is not, by any measure, as nuanced or difficult as it is for women. It’s not a reflection of personality to anywhere the same degree. It’s pretty simple really. You have to be able to follow protocol. You have to have enough money to go to a decent tailor. Then you have to know enough to know that the tailor knows more than you. That equation, simple as it is, requires virtues that are vastly more important than clothes—intelligence, restraint and humility. …” full story
https://apple.news/Axtq0WcSWSWiiZo2UVS_V1Q

[…As President Trump climbed out of his limo and into Air Force One in Minneapolis, an item that sure looked like toilet paper was seen stuck to his shoe. The White House has not commented on what it was. As he boarded the plane, the piece of paper was seen flapping on his heel as he headed up the stairs. The president turned to wave and the paper fell off as he went inside. Social media is going bonkers over the footage.]

Harassment Training resources for 🇨🇦 cultural workers, artists, employees & employers

“… For the purposes of this “employer” includes not-for-profit Boards and arts organizations. The term “cultural worker” includes individuals who may be referred to as employees, self-employed artists, contractors and volunteers…. ”

Responding to Harassment for Cultural Workers

“… A 30-minute animated artist/worker/employee training resource on
‘what actions to take when experiencing/witnessing harassment’
with a questionnaire to test learner recall of key points. …”

Responding to Harassment for Employers

“… A 30-minute management training resource on
‘responding to allegations of harassment in the workplace’
with a questionnaire to test learner recall of key points. …”

Via / Thanks to: Cultural Human Resources Council Tool on harassment

“… A new tool on Workplace Harassment and Violence in CHRC’s HR Management Toolkit© focusses on the development of policies and procedures to prevent and deal with harassment in the arts….”

http://respectfulartsworkplaces.ca/training-resources-on-harassment

“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, NT, May 29th, 2019

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“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, May 29th, 2019

Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video

Swan cob & pen with cygnets recorded on Tibbit Lake

Phylum Chordata, Aves | Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake
Still capture…. ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca
Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video… | ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca

The State Of Freelancing in 2019: A survey from the Frontline Freelance Register

The State Of Freelancing in 2019 “… UK-based Frontline Freelance Register have just launched an important new survey on the challenges facing freelance journalists worldwide. Please take some time to participate and/or help spread the word to your freelance colleagues.
The deadline to participate is 17 June 2019….”
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScax9gROPRuSZlnucO4aMMW2gQgMCpwUWiY5G2KYIS292CtnQ/viewform
“… The aim of the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) survey is to canvass the views of freelance journalists whose work exposes them to risk. The survey covers various issues from physical safety concerns to employment conditions, from mental health to digital security needs. FFR will use the survey results to inform its strategy and priorities. This will help FFR to better represent and support freelance journalists who are exposed to risk in their work….”
For more information on FFR: https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/

Source: The State Of Freelancing in 2019

True North Rising: 50 years of memories from Whit Fraser

Northreads

IMG-2494I wanted to review this book because it’s a reporter’s memoir and a good one, by someone who’s been everywhere and met seemingly every interesting person in the North. 

But Jim Bell over at Nunatsiaq News beat me to it, and his review of this “big-hearted” book sums it up so well that I’m going to defer to him entirely.

“An expression of abiding love for northern Canada and its people, True North Rising is an irresistible collection of stories, rants, and intimate confessions,” Bell writes. I urge you to read his full review here.  

Whit Fraser, if you didn’t know, spent several years with the CBC, starting in Iqaluit (then Frobisher Bay) and then Yellowknife, where he wound up running the CBC’s coverage of the Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. He later became the founding chairman of the Canadian Polar Commission and later still, executive…

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BBC Reality Check

“… BBC Reality Check is dedicated to examining the facts and claims behind a story to try to determine whether or not it is true.
What would you like us to investigate? […]
It could be something you think is misleading, or a story in the news or on social media that just doesn’t feel right. Or it can simply be something you’ve always wanted to know the truth about.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41928747
If your question is chosen we will try to get to the bottom of it and publish the findings on the BBC Reality Check page….”
https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cp7r8vgl2rgt/reality-check

An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs

“… As officers with the 🇨🇦 Canada Border Services Agency examined his bag and his phone, he asked what grounds they had for suspecting him.
“They said because I’m an artist,” said Hogan, who was based in Halifax with the navy from 2001 to 2005. “They read it on my file and said that was a trigger, because they don’t believe that artists could even afford to go on vacation, basically.”
Even harder for the officers to believe, he said, was that an artist could take a four-star vacation in the Dominican Republic in March, flying in a premium class…”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/artist-tim-hogan-detained-cbsa-1.5090973

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