Friday, July 13, 2012

Noah Nochasak and his two companions are motoring (figuratively) along in their kayaks quite nicely.

They are north of Cod Island and Mugford Tickle and deep in Polar Bear Country. Although judging by the amount of cabin windows being broken as fare south as Nain area Polar Bear country is expanding.

Corruption is at the fore again, and this is only the tip of what is really going on with 'joint venture' companies. How about going after the non aboriginal public and private sector for at least complicity.

I find it strange that a board member of the Innu Nation states that he cant find out where all the money has gone, yet he and the board fired two of the top guys once the scam was discovered. And a look at the 30 grand the chiefs of the two band councils received as board members of the development arm needs looking at.
No wonder all the Innu leaders got on Peters wagon in the last election.

Well there is no surprise revelations in this story. you just have to look around town, and further afield in the other north coast communities to realize the farce of the education process within aboriginal communities.

Year round a high percentage of young people with nothing to do. Those that do find work the higher percentage is in low to moderate skill set jobs.

Summer sees a more stark realization. Outside contractors bringing in 99% of their workers.

In the higher education area the place seems overrun with young university people from away in summer jobs, both within Nunatsiavut government, Memorial University's Labrador institute and other universities.

No offense intended to these people, just pointing out and confirming what the article  points out.

Oh well, and what the hell; while on the subject.

Over the years there have been university graduate beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut who have not been able to obtain work back in the land claims area. i.e. have not been able to find work within the Nunatsiavut Government public service.

Reasons vary but it is very puzzling, especially when job postings (or in some cases no job postings) go to outside people.
I know experience and degrees play a role, but many of the people rejected or ignored have the appropriate degrees and related work experience.

It still goes on today: Recently a beneficiary who graduated with honors in their discipline and with several years work experience submitted their resume and applied for a specific job to a department of NG.

They did not get that specific job. But their interest in working here and resume is on the table.

Then another position that this person was qualified for opened up with no interview for this person but the position was then given (not sure if it was posted) to a non beneficiary. Makes you wonder eh?


Sabrina said...

Thanks for the share Brian....not exactly the tone I was hoping to see from "home" but guess truth is better anyway...troublesome complications with hiring process in NG if I recall properly. Wishing you and Fran the best.

Darren Robertson said...

When I view NG job listing I pretty much read from them the listings are written to exclude people rather to seeking to be inclusive. At this point I find it not particularly desirable to be "a beneficiary". I am not sure what guidelines they are following for job descriptions. But most assuredly they do not comform to their own populace or the educational opportunity available to them.
We all knew about the pixie dust myth of jobs for locals by mining interests. A few local tokens here and there. And bright young graduates are bright enough to sort out the plethora of vagaries that prevent self-employing in the NG they quickly leave is too their judgement credit! Some Bright Future at home!