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Indigenous Voices

Meghan Jourdain – Fort William First Nation

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Meghan Jourdain
Fort William First Nation
Crew Leader in Training, Outland Youth Employment Program
Dream Job: Leader/Mentor 

Meghan has worked at OYEP as a Ranger (two years) and a Crew Leader in Training (three years). Typically, her work days would include tree planting, trail clearing and certification training. Her five years at OYEP were life changing, and she even got to join the British Columbia camp in 2019. Meghan looks forward to new opportunities, people, projects and more every season. She said without OYEP, her community’s support and all the people she met along the way, she would not be where she is today.

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Catherine Langille – Seine River First Nation

Catherine Langille Seine River First Nation Crew Leader in Training, Outland Youth Employment Program Dream Job: Biologist/Conservationist Catherine’s favourite part of her Green Job was being outside and being paid to camp. As a crew leader in training, her main duties were tree planting, canoe trips and collecting data. After she completes…

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Blaze Head – Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Blaze Head Opaskwayak Cree Nation Participant, Outland Youth Employment Program Dream Job: Natural Resources Blaze’s top three duties as an OYEP participant were brush cutting, tree planting and lifting trees. The best parts of his Green Job were meeting lifelong friends and all the knowledge and experience he gained. Blaze…

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Warren Iserhoff – Moosonee

Warren Iserhoff Moosonee Sawmill Spareman, Rayonier Advanced Materials Dream Job: Heavy Duty Mechanic Warren’s top three duties as a sawmill spareman were heavy lifting different size logs, fixing Debarker log machines and the operation of log decks. He liked that he was given the opportunity to see the many operations…

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Shawn Tssessaze – Dene

Shawn Tssessaze Dene Participant, Outland Youth Employment Program Dream Job: Crew leader As an OYEP participant, Shawn’s main tasks were brush cutting, tree planting and cleaning. His favourite part of the job was using the brush saw.

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