The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership offers a Cultural Awareness Workshop to small and larger groups as requested. This 3-4 hour presentation was designed in consultation with the three Aboriginal groups in Labrador.
If you are an LATP client, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy to help you gain employment. It is not a pre-requisite that you were enrolled in LATP sponsored training but there are some conditions around participation. All Aboriginal people in Labrador from Innu Nation, NunatuKavut (Labrador Metis Nation), and Nunatsiavut, are eligible to participate in this program.
We are accepting applications now from Innu and Nunatsiavut clients for Underground Mine training with intakes starting every few months. Criminal Record checks are mandatory. Please contact Tammy Barry, Ocean Lane, or Ryan Rich if you are interested or download and print the applications below, complete what you can and send to the nearest LATP office.
About the LATP
The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership (LATP) is a partnership between the three Labrador Aboriginal groups: Innu Nation; Nunatsiavut Government (NG); and NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC). The LATP was officially launched March 8, 2010. We are proud to say that, since then, we have assisted over 2000 Aboriginal clients to explore their career choices and paths, and over 1400 of those clients have been successful in finding employment.
"Aboriginal peoples are increasingly being invited to participate in sustainable forest management processes as a means of including their knowledge, values, and concerns. However, it is justifiable to ask if this participation does lead to changes in forest management plans and to outcomes in management activities. We review four forest management plans over 10 years (1999–2009) in Labrador, Canada, to determine if increasing involvement by the Aboriginal Innu Nation has led to changes in plan content.
"Economic development is believed critical to improving quality of life in the Innu communities of Sheshatshiu and Utshimassit, where substance abuse, low literacy rates, and living conditions far below national standards persist. The establishment of Innu Development Limited Partnership in 1998 was a decisive move by the Innu to generate business ventures. An impact benefit agreement associated with the Voisey Bay mine project and compensation from a land claim settlement will result in needed resources and business opportunities for the Innu.
Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada
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"The 1949 Terms of Union between Newfoundland and Canada made no mention of Aboriginal people in the new province. This deviated from standard practice when a jurisdiction joined the Canadian federation and First Nations people were registered, reserves created, and programs and services delivered. Because there was no mention of First Nations, the Indian Act was not applied in Newfoundland. This meant that the province’s Innu and Mi’kmaq were ineligible for the range of programs and services enjoyed by their counterparts in continental Canada.
"This paper documents the circumstances surrounding the comparatively recent settlement of the nomadic Inn of Labrador in a central community. State and health officials and agents of the church at the time initiated programs that focused on economic rehabilitation, formal education and health concerns which they felt would assist in integrating Innu into Canadian industrial society. Ultimately Innut had little choice but to comply with the wishes of these officials and settle when confronted with the difficulties of pursuing traditional practices."
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat
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"First Nations should be looking at opportunities to participate in renewable energy development at the local, regional, and provincial levels. This Summary Guide is the first step to assist the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick communities to become more familiar with the various renewable energy technologies, and to look at the range of opportunities that are possible."