Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council
DOTC - Realization of Regionally Based
Employment Opportunities Project
We are all interdependent and have an important
stake in the health and well-being of our larger
community and economy. If we are all in it
together, collaboration and partnership lends
itself as preferred approach.
Realization of Regionally Based Employment
Opportunities is an important project initated by
Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council with the support of
the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Canada under auspices of its Community Support
The project focuses on 40 youth (18 - 24 ages)
who are ready and willing to work. DOTC and the
Portage and District Chamber of Commerce
become appropriate "catalysts or bridges" to
connect and facilitate the process between the
employers and the employees.
Matthew Henderson, President, Portage and District Chamber of
Commerce, Johnny Copenace, Helen Whitall, Shauntey Beaulieu,
Shanaya Marsden, Skye Woods, and Senator Vernon White
Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council & Portage and District Chamber of Commerce
Luncheon - Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie - Thursday, April 25, 2013
DOTC and Portage and District Chamber of Comerce also took this time to present five students
from the Long Plain School with a plaque for their results in the Wiseman Mathematics National
The Wiseman Mathematics Contest is a national annual project that is organized by the First
Nations University of Canada. The students who achieve the highest results in their schools
receive the Certificate of Merit. The students achieved the highest results at the national level
receive the Certificates for 1st,3rd places respectively.
Making it Work
DOTC proposes partnership to fill gaps in
News article from the Winnipeg Free Press -
Portage Extra Friday, April 19, 2013
DOTC - RANGER - DOPS EDUCATION AND SPORTS INITIATIVE:
DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES AND LEADERS
Over the past three years, this initiative has been offered as pilot-project. The
commitment and voluntary spirit of those involved with the program is supplemented
by limited resources raised primarily from the DOTC Annual Golf Tournament. The
Tournament is well-known and attracts participants from the First Nations, Corporate
and Educational Sectors.
The education and sports initiative has been open to about 5000 students based primarily
though not exclusively within the seven members First Nations of the Tribal Council and,
those additional communities that are served by the Dakota Ojibway Police Services.
Therefore, in addition to the said communities, students/youth have been invited from
Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Dakota Plains and Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. All our
communities are proximate to Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Morden.