Are you Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit)?
Are you 17 years of age or older?
Have you completed Grade 10 or higher education?
Are you a Canadian citizen?
Are you residing in western Canada or north-western Ontario?
If you answered yes to all of the above, then you are ready for Bold Eagle. Take the challenge and apply to Bold Eagle today!
Are you interested in challenging summer employment that delivers hands-on skills development, involves teamwork, and promotes physical fitness? Bold Eagle is the program for you! It is a unique summer program that combines military training along with Aboriginal culture and customs. Bold Eagle is a rewarding experience that fosters the development of valuable essential skills such as: self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, respect and fitness to name but a few. The program dates for 2011 are from July 11th to August 18th.
This summer training program gives participants a taste of military life – with the option to pursue a part-time or full-time career with the Canadian Forces afterwards. Conducted within Land Force Western Area since summer 1990, Bold Eagle is a partnership between the Department of National Defence and Aboriginal organizations from across western Canada.
Since its inception, more than one-thousand Aboriginal youth have completed the Bold Eagle program, with many continuing to serve part-time or full-time in the Canadian Forces after graduation..
Join us for an information session on the Canadian Forces Bold Eagle program, Wednesday January 26th, at the Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre. We have two informational sessions: afternoon and evening. Please RSVP to one of these two sessions.
Contact us for further information, call us at (250) 562-6325 or email Laura at blumhagen [at] abdc.bc.ca.
Last year's information session was a great opportunity to bring Canadian forces personnel and members of the local Prince George community together to discuss some of the unique programs available to Aboriginal youth.
Major Nolan Kemp (Bold Eagle coordinator), Master Corporal Tarik Kadri (Diversity Recruiter) and Lieutenant Colonel John Feller (Rocky Mountain Rangers) presented information on their programs and work. Major Kemp presented on the Bold Eagle program history, strong cultural programming and positive outcomes for recruits. Master Corporal Kadri presented on the 5 Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry programs (Black Bear, Raven, Bold Eagle, ALOY and the Aboriginal Entry Program) admissions process and the positive social effects that it can have on a youth such as confidence, education, and career development. Lt-Colonel Feller spoke about the various reserve units located in BC, and his efforts to get a sub-unit of the Rocky Mountain Rangers established in Prince George.