Gaya House / Candida Tabet Arquitetura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930622/gaya-house-candida-tabet-arquitetura Clipboard Houses Arquitetos: Candida Tabet Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 31Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930622/gaya-house-candida-tabet-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCandida Tabet ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on December 23, 2019Cite: “Gaya House / Candida Tabet Arquitetura” [Casa Gaya / Candida Tabet Arquitetura] 23 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Gaya House / Candida Tabet Arquitetura “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Gaya House / Candida Tabet ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveGaya House / Candida Tabet Arquitetura Photographs:  Fran ParenteInteriors:Candida Tabet ArquiteturaContractor:Scalla EngenhariaElectrical:Pessoa & ZamaroConcrete Structures:BenedictsWood Structures:Orbital Estruturas de MadeiraHidraulics:Pessoa & ZamaroCity:AtibaiaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Casa Gaya proposes a fusion between the architecture, its interior and surroundings. The project explores the interaction between the house’s white sophisticated irregular volumes and the site´s impressive and special vegetation. The complex and detailed design suggested proposes a unique, discrete and minimalist house. To do so, our main strategy was to deconstruct the idea of a traditional plain roof by adding purposeful folds and calculated cuts.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe combinations of various pitched roofs shape the different environments of the house and give rhythm to the design. This solution introduces our exclusive and effective architectural style while satisfying all needs and requests expressed by the clients. This project serves as a home for a middle-aged couple who chose to seek refuge from São Paulo´s chaotic metropolitan lifestyle in the countryside. The house is projected to intimately entertain friends and family while preserving the couple´s privacy. This was achieved by constructing two different wings – one for the hosts and the other for guests. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!PlantaSave this picture!© Fran ParenteTo support and encourage social interactions, these are connected by a shared common axis. This segment combines internal and external areas, and includes an open kitchen, barbecue space, extensive dining tables and pool. The Casa Gaya final project is comprised of 460m2 indoors, 260m2 outdoors and a pool with its patio. On the inside, it includes a complete master suite, three guest suites, dining and living rooms, washroom, kitchen, pantry and laundry room. The complex is located in the vicinity of Atibaia, 80km from São Paulo.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!CortesSave this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow lessPlanstone® Industrial Pavilion / Paulo MartinsSelected ProjectsTrippenhuis Complex / Office WinhovSelected Projects Share Brazil CopyHouses•Atibaia, Brazil Area:  720 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Plan UK welcomes ASA’s decision over TV advert complaint

first_imgPlan UK welcomes ASA’s decision over TV advert complaint Howard Lake | 17 June 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Advertising Standards Authority DRTV Law / policy  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 International children’s charity Plan UK has welcomed a decision by the Advertising Standards Agency (AS) to overturn a complaint against a recent TV advert. One viewer had contacted the ASA, arguing that a one-minute Plan advert was misleading because it gave the impression that sponsors could pay for an individual child’s health and education. This is the first complaint that the charity has ever received about its portrayal of child sponsorship.The ASA council ruled that it was clear that the sponsor funds were pooled for use on community projects benefiting every local child, rather than an individual child alone.The advert, voiced by actor Timothy Spall, has been seen 62 million times on networks including E4, More4, Sky News, regional stations of Channel 4, ITV and Five, and digital stations such as Living, Watch, and Virgin 1. Plan UK argue that it made it clear that donated money went towards “children and communities”.Leigh Daynes, Plan UK’s Director of Communications said: ““We make a point of explicitly explaining that while you sponsor an individual child your money goes to that child’s country where it is spent on grassroots projects. It’s impossible to build schools and health clinics if the money goes directly to a single child so your money helps many children, not just one”.He added that Plan was in talks with the Fundraising Standards Board and the Institute of Fundraising to produce an industry-wide charter clearly defining “child sponsorship”, in partnership with other charities.The public donate £25 million-a-year to Plan through sponsorship.www.plan-uk.orglast_img read more

Deputy McDaid says the public want a Cabinet reshuffle

first_img Pinterest Deputy McDaid says the public want a Cabinet reshuffle Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Twitter Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – February 25, 2010 Pinterest Former minister, Deputy James McDaid,  has said there is public appetite for a Cabinet reshuffle.Deputy McDaid was speaking after the Taoiseach Brian Cowen said he would be considering the Government’s progress in the coming period.Deputy McDaid also slammed Fianna Fail’s handling of Willie O’Dea’s resignation as Defence Minister.He said it was badly organised”Eamon Ryan is a very, very good confident speaker” he said.”I saw him that day – I mean the poor guy, he looked as if he needed a diaper  because of the way he went through the thing”.”They didn’t have anything prepared – the management was absolutely abysmal” he added. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegalcenter_img Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleDonegal one of the highest claiming countys over cold snapNext articleDerry murder victim named News Highland News WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Notre Dame community remembers Jake Scanlan

first_img“He put a smile on everyone’s face the second he walked into a room,” Caroline Trustey, Jake Scanlan’s girlfriend, said. “Whether it was the goofy outfits that he would wear, or the funny one-liners, or just the way he came in and made you feel so loved and welcome wherever you were. He just made people light up.”“It seems like every person in our grade, every person in our school, has a memory of Jake. Whether it’s from freshman tutorial, or they lived down the hall from him in the dorm, everyone has these memories,” she said.Scanlan died suddenly in his sleep Wednesday morning from what appear to be natural causes. A member of the junior class and resident of Siegfried Hall, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and was pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.“He was the kind of kid that it didn’t matter if you knew him for two days or two years or if he met you last week. It didn’t matter. He’d approach you like you were an old friend of his,” Jackson Fox said. “ … I made a lot of new friends this semester because I was around him. Being around him facilitates happiness and connection or friendship, almost.”Rachel O’Grady | The Observer Junior Ryan Bliss, who knew Scanlan throughout high school as well as at Notre Dame, said Scanlan was able to connect with people quickly.“It’s hard to describe,” he said. “You always felt next to him, no matter what, whether he met you 30 seconds ago, like you’d known him all his life. He’d always try to make you happy.”Junior Pat McMahon also went to high school with Scanlan, before coming to Notre Dame, and said he remembers meeting him the first day of their freshman year of high school.“I first met Jake when he was in my first period class, freshman year at Gonzaga,” he said. “I didn’t know a lot of people going into high school, and he knew some kids that he had gone to middle school with. He was so much himself, and so comfortable in his own skin, that he just wanted to include everyone else.“He would, without knowing me at all, just throw me into a conversation. He was so goofy and happy and everything, that it made me feel so much more at ease in a group of people that I didn’t really know.”Fox, a junior, echoed that sentiment.“[Scanlan] made people around him much more comfortable being themselves,” Fox said. “It’s easy to not feel self-conscious or afraid of doing something that people are going to look down upon, because he didn’t [care]. He would just do his own thing. And that really translated to everyone he was around”“Doing his own thing” worked its way into Scanlan’s sense of humor. Junior Brandon Burdine said one memory stood out in particular.“When I think of Jake, I remember him at football games. It would be 20 degrees out, and he’d be out there in his jorts, shirtless, yelling at people.” Burdine said.Many of his friends said Scanlan constantly used his humor to the benefit of those around him.“He always found the good in something,” junior Matt Habrowski said. “He had the ability to turn a not-so-good situation into something that could be funny or brighten someone else’s day.“It was always living outside of himself, trying to make other people smile or laugh. And I think that’s why other people gravitate towards him, and why he affected so many people. … His impact on others was second to none,” he said. “You don’t come across too many people like that.”Fox said that despite Scanlan’s goofy sense of humor, he was deeply committed to helping his friends.“He was a goofy guy, but at the same time he was very loyal,” Fox said. “If you were a friend of his, he’d help you out. If it was serious, he could be serious. If you just wanted to joke around and be funny, that’s who he could be. … It didn’t really matter what it was; he could be that.“ … It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re around Jake,” Fox said. “If you needed him to be something, he’d just do it. There was never any question. It didn’t matter what it was, if you needed his help, and he could help you in any way, then he would do it. It never needed to be asked, ever.”Burdine said Scanlan’s desire to make others laugh reflected his selflessness and loyalty to his friends.“He got so much joy out of life, and he always wanted to make someone else’s day a little bit better in any way he could,” Burdine said. “I think that’s a pretty rare quality to have, but he never seemed focused on himself or his own happiness.“ … He was a very genuine person, I think that’s what I admired most about him,” Burdine said. “He didn’t really care what other people thought about him, but everyone always liked him.”Tags: Jake Scanlanlast_img read more

Promotion joy for Harriers

first_imgThames Valley Harriers manager Paul Oppe has spoken of his joy at the club’s promotion to Division One.Oppe’s team were third in the table going into their final match of the season at Derby, where Basingstoke’s last-placed finish meant they were leapfrogged by Harriers, who edged out Exeter to take the second promotion place.Oppe said: “It is only when you experience the release of emotions at the end of such a tough season that you realise how important this promotion is to the team managers and athletes.AdChoices广告“I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the performance of every single athlete – I am proud to be the manager to such a talented and committed team. We are already making plans for 2012.”The track man of the match award was presented to Chris Smith for his personal best of 9:25.57 for second place in the 3000 metres steeplechase.Steve Whyte (pictured above) was the field man of the match for his massive contribution in the hammer (53.67m), discus (42.26m) and shot (13.86m).last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid star Casemiro burgled as wife and daughter at home

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid star Casemiro burgled as wife and daughter at homeby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid star Casemiro had his house broken into while playing the derby on Saturday night.The home burglary occurred with his wife and daughter inside, says El Chiringuito.The Brazilian is the latest in a string of players to be hit while with their teams. Casemiro lives in La Moraleja, one of the most exlusive zones in Madrid.Alvaro Morata, Zinedine Zidane, Isco and Lucas Vazquez have also been hit in the Spanish capital. In Barcelona Arthur, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have suffered similar problems.Casemiro and Madrid drew 0-0 at Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano, staying top of La Liga. last_img

Young People Urged To Research Cost Effective Energy Alternatives

first_imgUniversity of Technology (UTech) President, Professor Errol Morrison, has urged  the nation’s young people to engage in research that will yield alternative cost effective energy solutions for Jamaica.This, he contends, is critical in reducing the country’s oil import bill, which he says totaled some US$2.4 billion  in 2011, representing a 56 per cent increase over the previous year, based on data for the period.Speaking at Friday’s (June 28) awards ceremony for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Schools Energy Programme Competition, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew, Professor Morrison noted that Jamaica is one of several countries whose energy production costs are among thehighest globally.In noting Jamaica’s resource constraints, he urged the students to think of energy alternatives which can help to reduce Jamaica’s spiraling energy costs.“It is fertile young minds like yours that we want to see putting thoughts to these new potential processes. So don’t feel overwhelmed, you just (need to) get into looking at the problem and see what you can do in your own little way,” he said.Professor Morrison invited them to “think outside of the box, think differently, and assess things from a number of points of view.”“Ask the question ‘why?’, and pursue your ideas…Once you believe in it and you understand the principles, work with it,” he encouraged.The UTech President told the children that challenges, such as failure, will arise during their quest to innovate. He, however, urged them to remain undaunted as these experiences are a critical part of the process going forward.Emphasizing his point, Professor Morrison cited several renowned scholars, whom, he pointed out, encountered failure in their endeavours, but never allowed this to derail their drive for success.These persons, he informed, include scientists and innovators such as: Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Thomas P. Lecky, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Alfred Nobel.He encouraged the youngsters to seek assistance and advised, where needed, in developing their  ideas. He also urged them to register their ideas in order to protect their intellectual property, and thereby reap the potential dividends that would redound to their benefit.Professor Morrison noted that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are the “core areas” of development in every country, adding that “every developed country has focused on these areas.”Citing the United States as an example, he informed that about 75 per cent of the North American nation’s approximately $4.5 billion expenditure on tertiary education annually, redounds to students pursuing and attaining undergraduate degrees  in STEM related programmes.“It is predicted that within the next 10 years, they are going to need at least one million graduates from the STEM area; so boys and girls, you are in the right field,” Professor Morrison said.In his remarks, PCJ Group Managing Director, Dr. Mario Anderson, informed that primary and high school students from 50 institutions islandwide participated in the competition, which is the entity’s flagship endeavour promoting energy education among Jamaica’s young people.Through the competition, the youngsters gained exposure to a variety of energy-related issues, including: energy efficiency, conservation and alternative energy sources, as well as the use of energy efficient products, technologies, and practices.Students submitting entries deemed outstanding, received cash awards and other prizes from the PCJ and its partners in the endeavour, which included the PetroCaribe Development Fund, Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Petrojam, Conserve It Limited, Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), Half Moon Hotel and Resort, and SuperClubs Resort Limited.Cash prizes, totaling $1.4 million, were awarded to the top three entries in each of the competition’s categories.Devado Martin of Anchovy High School in St. James was the winner of the 11 to 15 age group poster competition, while Toni-Ann McGivans of Port Morant Primary and Junior High in St. Thomas, won in the six to 10 age group category.In the essay competition, Jhoniel Anderson of Port Morant Primary and Junior High was adjudged winner in the 11 to 15 age group; while Shawna Lee McLaughlin from St. Mary High School, St. Mary, walked away with the top prize for the 16 to 19 age group.In the competition’s science segment, Dunoon Park Technical High School, from Kingston, copped the top award in the 11 to 15 age group; while the St. Catherine-based Guy’s Hill High School emerged the winner of the 16 to 19 age group.CONTACT: CHRIS PATTERSONlast_img read more

16 Indigenous movers and shakers to watch in 2016

first_imgCara Currie-Hall-Political ActivistOne of the co-founders of Rock the Indigenous Vote stormed onto the Canadian political activism scene just weeks prior to the 2015 federal election.Currie-Hall, originally from Montana Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alta., and now living in North Dakota, helped, in her own way, in getting Barack Obama elected as President by helping to create a block vote throughout Indian Country in the United States.Cara Currie-HallShe took her passion and expertise back home this past fall and toured the prairies urging Canada’s Indigenous Peoples to get out and Rock the Indigenous vote. She called Canada’s Indigenous community a “force to be reckoned with” and the strategy was to “Indigenize” the election to make the political parties “talk to us, on our terms.”On the heels of a Liberal majority elected to government last October Currie Hall continues to stay engaged with the Canadian political scene.Her efforts have impressed Indigenous leaders enough to appoint her to sit on the International Oversight Committee on Treaty Enforcement and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples committee.Currie-Hall (left) with Justin Trudeau during the 2015 federal election Christi Belcourt-ArtistChristi is a Metis artist originally from Lac Ste. Anne Alberta, but now lives near the shores of Lake Huron, ON. Her work has been popping up on the runways of the international fashion scene since the Valentino empire partnered with Belcourt in their 2016 Resort collection.Artist Christi BelcourtThe couture fashion pieces feature stunning, flowery, elegant patterns based upon Belcourts ‘Water Song’ painting found in the National Gallery of Canada.Belcourt uses her art to create awareness on social issues which flows into her advocacy work with missing and murdered Indigenous Women. She is involved with the Walking With Our Sisters travelling exhibit and says the fashion designs help to portray women in a broader light.Water Song by Christi BelcourtCelebrities like Jennifer Lopez and up and coming Yellowknife actress of The Revenant, Melaw Nakehk’o have been spotted wearing Belcourt’s designs.Expect to see more of the influence from this gifted artist in main stream trends in the months to come. Perry Bellegarde-National Chief, Assembly of First NationsJust over a year into leading the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde is at the forefront of talks of establishing a new relationship with First Nations and the newly elected Liberal government.Bellegarde has the unprecedented task of working alongside the Trudeau government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, conduct a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, carry out the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and solve the clean drinking water crisis being among the top priorities of both governments.Bellegarde (at the podium) introduces Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the AFN’s Special Chief’s Assembly in Dec. 2015Bellegarde is keeping pressure on Trudeau to hold true to his commitments to First Nations and is expecting to see big investments announced in the upcoming federal budget.Bellegarde (back left) with the Canadian delegation to the Paris climate talks in Nov. 2015First Nations Perry Bellegarde is at the forefront of “closing the gap” between First Nations and the Canadian government.                                             Robert-Falcon Ouellette-Politician The 38 year old Metis was elected as the Liberal Minister of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre in October. Robert Falcon-Ouellette had first gained national recognition during his run for mayor of Winnipeg in 2014, which he ended up coming in third. It was considered an impressive feat given he was a newcomer to the political arena.Falcon Ouellette campaign with Justin Trudeau in WinnipegHe is a married father of five, has a PhD as well as two masters degrees and served for 19 years in the Canadian Armed Forces.Falcon-Ouellette channels a magnetic personality through to his new leadership role in the House of Commons.He is often seen wearing flowered embroidery and beaded attire to proudly express his Cree heritage.Falcon Ouellette on the campaign trail in Winnipeg CentreSince taking office Falcon-Ouellette has brought Indigenous issues to the forefront and called them one of the most important issues on his agenda to tackle in 2016. Marilyn Jensen- Dance troupe manager, teacher of First Nation governanceMarilyn Jensen is Inland Tlingit and Tagish Khwáan from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation; belonging to the Dakhl’aweidí Clan under the Tagish Keét Hít (Killer whale House)  Killer whale crest in the Southern Yukon Territory.Marilyn JensenJensen is leading a revival in North West coastal traditions, ceremony, dance and songs. She is the founder, manager and dance group leader of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers who have performed across Turtle Island with the goal of sharing traditional Indigenous culture with the world.Jensen is passionate about her work to sustain her Indigenous roots teaching First Nation Governance to students, Indigenous and government organizations throughout the Yukon Territory.The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers that Jensen managesShe is also the vice-president of the Yukon First Nation Cultural Tourism Association and a member of the Indigenous Programs Council for The Banff Centre.Expect big things from Jensen who is pursuing a Ph’d in Indigenous leadership in 2016. Tanya Tagaq-ArtistThe Polaris prize winner from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut has been touring the world showcasing her unique talents and giving exposure to the culture of the people of the north.Tagaq, a throat singer, a traditional way of expressing song that her ancestors have practiced for time immemorial, is much more than that.Tanya TagaqShe is an activist, determined to expose hard truths about systemic racism in governments, missing and murdered Indigenous women and proudly supporting the practices and preservation of her culture such as seal hunting.Her bold, fierce approach spills out into her artistry that has garnered her praise for a one of a kind talent that channels the spirit of her Indigenous roots into the attention of main stream audiences.Watch for Tagaq to continue breaking new ground and challenging music industry boundaries in 2016. Jody Wilson-Raybould-PoliticianShe is currently one of the most powerful politicians in Canada. Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Kwakwaka’wakw Liberal Member of Parliament is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.From Vancouver, BC Wilson-Raybould is no new comer to the world of politics. She is the former regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, Crown prosecutor and advocate for Indigenous rights.Wilson-Raybould being sworn in as Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada at Rideau Hall in NovemberWorking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould will play an integral role in reconciliation initiatives and the establishment of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.Politics runs in her family. Wilson-Raybould’s father Bill Wilson helped fight for Aboriginal reform in Canada’s constitution.This is the first time a First Nations person has held the title of Justice Minister in Canada and Wilson-Raybould will be carving out her mark in the nation’s political history in 2016. Althea Guiboche-ActivistAlthea Guiboche, aka the Bannock Lady, feeds the homeless in Winnipeg and has become a well-known advocate for the struggles they face. The feisty, driven, single mother of seven, currently lives on income support but is breaking stereotypical views about those who receive welfare.Althea GuibocheShe uses the influence gained by her charity work to speak out against racism and other issues related to First Nations.Guiboche (centre) at an event in the north end of Winnipeg.Now, she has her sights set on the Manitoba legislature. In December Guiboche announced her bid to run as the Liberal candidate in her neighbourhood of Point Douglas in inner city Winnipeg. Whether or not she wins, we expect to see a lot more from Guiboche going forward. Melina Laboucan-Massimo-Environmental ActivistLaboucan-Massimo is a First Nations environmentalist who is no stranger to the activism scene. For several years, Laboucan-Massimo has been at the forefront of environmental causes and her work continues to stand out. She is a climate and energy campaigner with Green Peace Canada and her endeavours often have the backing of Hollywood celebrities.Laboucan-Massimo addressing a Congressional hearing in Washington, 2012In the summer of 2015, Laboucan-Massimo lead the construction and installation of a solar power panel project in her tiny home community of Little Buffalo in northern Alberta.Little Buffalo sits near the heart of the Alberta tar sands and has experienced devastation to its lands from oil spills.The solar project was significant considering it cost thousands of dollars, the majority of which was raised through private donors and fundraising initiatives undertaken by Laboucan-Massimo.Additionally, Laboucan-Massimo is an advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women. Her own sister Bella Laboucan-Mclean died mysteriously after falling from a condo balcony in Toronto in the summer of 2013.Laboucan-Massimo (centre) with actors Jane Fonda (left) and Rachel McAdams at a Greenpeace event in BCLaboucan-Massimo completed her Master of Indigenous governance in December 2015 and is ready to incorporate her training with her environmental work.She is reaching out to First Nations communities to help create renewable energy solutions and supporting Indigenous initiatives to transition to renewables in 2016. Look for this powerhouse of a Nehiyaw woman to continue taking over the country in the name of Indigenous rights in the year to come. Grace Dove-ActressShe is only in her early twenties, but her acting career has been greatly boosted thanks to The Revenant.With a name as pretty as it connotates, Grace Dove impressed Revenant director Alejandro Inarritu enough with her artistic talents that he cast her as Leonardo Dicpario’s wife. Dove said the experience was a dream come true.Grace DoveThe Vancouver based First Nations actress had a whirlwind of a year in 2015. She travelled across Turtle Island to film in Argentina the epic scenes opposite Dicaprio, to recently attend the movie premiere in Hollywood, all the while balancing her APTN sports action show Under Exposed.Dove (right) and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from The RevenantOn her sudden shot to international fame and with a bright 2016 on the horizon Dove had this to say via her Instagram account:“Coming from Prince George, being First Nations, and Canadian everyone is so impressed. I just think I had the vision and this dream and I didn’t let anyone tell me it’s not possible.”center_img Cory Nicotine-ActivistWinner of the prestigious, 2015 Everyday Political Citizen award by Toronto based organization Samara Canada, Cory Nicotine.Nicotine, originally from Saddlelake Cree Nation in northern Alberta is a passionate advocate for youth.Cory Nicotine. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTNDuring a trip to Africa in 2012 Nicotine said he was intrigued after witnessing a mesh of cultural and religious backgrounds living harmoniously. Meanwhile back at home, the Idle No More movement was exploding across Canada.These events sparked the inspiration for Nicotine to establish Knowledge is Pow Wow. The program, run out of the iHuman Youth Society in Edmonton helps create understanding and breaks down barriers in Edmonton’s diverse, multi-cultural community while encouraging youth to become engaged with politics. The city recently recognized Nicotine for his work and committed to funding Knowledge is Pow Wow in 2016. Brandi MorinAPTN National NewsIt takes a lot of people to make the world go around. Some people are putting their best foot forward to make sure it moves in the right direction. 2016 promises to be a big year for First Nation, Métis Nation and Inuit peoples across the country.APTN National News created a list of Indigenous movers and shakers that we predict will be doing big things in the coming year. Here is the list of exceptional up and comers in alphabetical order: Mike Scott- Motivational SpeakerMike Scott has a social media following in the thousands. He is a First Nations motivational speaker from Saskatoon, Sask., who is using his story of adversity to inspire youth from across the country. Leaving behind a life of addictions, Scott began a journey of healing and started the Sober is Sexi motto.Mike ScottFor the past four years, Scott has traveled across Canada and the U.S. sharing his story and encouraging youth to find their purpose and to live a life of sobriety.He also creates and posts hilarious video skits on social media, one of the most recent being a parody of the romantic pottery scene from the movie Ghost. The video, shared thousands of times boasting over a million views is giving wide exposure to the charismatic, down to earth and genuinely “neechie” personality that is Mike Scott.Scott tours schools talking about the advantages of sobrietyHe is a hit among native youth and old alike and his rising popularity is sure to open the doors to further opportunities in 2016. Cowboy Smithx-Actor, directorAt the age of just 34 Cowboy Smithx juggles the roles of actor, director and creator/curator of the newly launched Redx Talks speaker series.Birthed from the desire to share the stories of the ancestors, Smithx who is Blackfoot from Piikani and Kainai in Southern Alberta, is embarking on a journey of “dispelling myths, transferring culture and dropping knowledge bombs.”Cowboy SmithxFollowing the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its recommendations, Smithx is hoping to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.Redx Talks launched last October, bringing in top Indigenous influencers with plans to take the show on tour across Turtle Island.Smithx is also promoting his film Elder in the Making inspired by the work of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society-a group of artists, musicians, playwrights, elders and technicians working to bring the stories of Aboriginal and settler relationships to the mainstream.Keep on the lookout for a Redx Talks event or a screening of Elder in the Making to come to a city near you in 2016. Ashley Callingbull-Mrs. UniverseCallingbull made international news headlines after winning the Mrs. Universe title in Belarus last August, the first Canadian and First Nations woman to ever claim the crown. The stunning Enoch Cree Nation model and actress used the sudden notoriety to give voice to the plight of First Nations in Canada and called for the ousting of then Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Ashley CallingbullSoon after, Callingbull joined David Suzuki and other celebrities to launch the Leap Manifesto to urge citizens and governments alike to care for the climate and transition away from fossil fuels. She also raises awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women, poverty, inequality and racism.Callingbull with the Butterflies in Spirit performers after the Fashion Speaks event to raise awareness about MMIW in B.C. last fall.While gracing the cover of countless fashion magazines and travelling the world, Callingbull keeps a hectic schedule of public appearances and media engagements. [email protected] Duane Howard-ActorIf you’re planning to watch one of the hottest movies to come out of Hollywood as of late, keep an eye out for Chief Elk Dog in The Revenant. He’s played by Vancouver based First Nations actor Duane Howard who portrays the stoic leader of the Arikara tribe alongside Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy.Duane HowardSome of the backdrop scenery in The Revenant runs in Howard’s blood who originally hails from the Nuu-chah-nulth territory in British Columbia which means “along the mountains and sea.”Howard’s story of triumph over struggle is remarkable. After growing up in an alcoholic family, he hit the streets of Vancouver to wrestle with the demons from his childhood and eventually found solace through acting. Starting as a stuntman in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts and Artic Air.Howard at the premiere of The Revenant in CaliforniaSince landing his biggest role yet in The Revenant, Howard has walked the red carpet in tinsel town with the biggest names in the industry.Many industry professionals are predicting The Revenant to clean house at the upcoming Oscar awards.  With this type of colossal exposure we predict there are also big things brewing for Howard in the coming year. Sheila North-Wilson-Grand Chief, Manitoba Keewatinowi OkimakanakShe is the first woman to ever be elected to lead the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). Chief Sheila North-Wilson beat out incumbent David Harper with promises of ushering in big changes and reinstating integrity to the organization that represents 30 First Nations.Sheila North WilsonThe married, mother of two has big aspirations to make her mark during her tenure as MKO grand chief.Originally from the Bunibonibee Cree Nation North-Wilson is accustomed to the lime light. A former spokesperson for the Manitoba Assembly of First Nations and former journalist with CTV Winnipeg, she has temporarily put her TV career on hold.Chatelaine magazine recently named North-Wilson as one of its 30 women of the year.She is often at the center of media headlines speaking out about various First Nations issues like missing and murdered Indigenous women, child welfare and, most recently, publicly denouncing racism after being followed under suspicion of theft in a Winnipeg department store.With a national inquiry into MMIW underway and the Trudeau government’s ambitious goals to build new relationships with Indigenous peoples, North-Wilson has her work cut out for her.Yet 2016 could be the year that sees her leadership skills take full form.last_img read more

ConocoPhillips makes donation to local RCMP detachments DARE program

first_imgSct. Neustaeter, who is trained to run the D.A.R.E., explained that the program is designed for students in Grade 5, giving them tools and strategies to help make wise decisions in dealing with drugs, alcohol, and bullying.He said that the local detachment has provided the program to local Grade 5 and 6 students, and that the detachment appreciated the donation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The local RCMP detachment got a bit of a surprise donation on Wednesday.Constable Chad Neustaeter with the Fort St. John RCMP said that on Wednesday, two employees of ConocoPhillips stopped by the detachment to make a donation to the B.C. Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E. program.Sergeant Dave Tyreman explained that the company, which is going to be opening a large camp in the Wonowon area in the near future, decided to make the donation as a way of giving back to the local community.last_img read more

North Peace Historical Society to hold AGM in February

first_imgTickets are $25.00 per person and are available at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum.Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than February 13, 2019.The North Peace Historical Society’s AGM is taking place on February 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Peace Museum.For more information, you can call the Museum at 250-787-0430. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Historical Society is holding their Annual General Meeting in February.Members of the general public are welcome to attend.The meeting will feature a special presentation by Jim Little. A local surveyor, Jim also worked for the Ministry of the Environment. Turkey dinner will also be provided.last_img