First Nations Voice

November 2016

Building bridges between all communities

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PAGE 2 • NOVEMBER 2016 HOW TO CONTACT US OWNER/PUBLISHER/EDITOR of First Nations Voice Trevor Greyeyes (204.282-6341) All Rights Reserved. Phone 204.282-6341 Toll free 1-800-542-8900 E-mail: 100-per-cent First Nations owned No material in First Nations Voice may be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner. First Nations Voice is published monthly by the First Nations Voice. All payments for advertisements in the First Nations Voice should be directed through the Winnipeg Free Press office. No out of office sales rep will collect cash outside of this office. Please direct questions to Trevor Greyeyes 204.282-6341. 1355 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Canada, R2X 3B6 Advertising Sales Laurie Finley, VP Sales and Marketing / Barb Borden, Manager Niche Publishing 204.697.7389 / Subscriptions $26.25 annually, payable to First Nations Voice c/o Winnipeg Free Press 1355 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Canada, R2X 3B6 ADVERTISING MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS First Nations Voice creates an opportunity for advertisers, businesses and all levels of government to reach First Nations audiences in Saskatchewan, Manitoba andt Ontario. With a focus on training, education and employment opportunities, this publication serves to showcase opportunities available to First Nations and all Aboriginal people. All digital advertising files, whether on disk or delivered electronically, should be Mac compatible. Please include all files necessary for output. Call the Winnipeg Free Press pre-press department, 204-697-7020, for more information about file types accepted. The Free Press can also build your ad. Please contact your First Nations Voice ad sales rep for details. NEXT ISSUE: NOVEMBER 30, 2016 The advertising deadline is November 17, 2016 For your ad placement and contents CONTACT TREVOR GREYEYES (204-282-6341) Hello everyone. I'd just like to say a little bit about the paper to start off. The First Nations Voice is a pri- vately owned publication that survives through the generation of ad sales revenue. And to be perfectly honest, it's been a struggle but it's one that is shared by many publications across a broad spec- trum in the publications industry. I don't receive public monies, dona- tions or anything else. Within any given month, I get re- quests to run "promotional material" which I don't really mind and by all means, ask away. For example, this month I have helped out the Families First Founda- tion to help promote their fundraiser on December 1. It's a not-for-profit with the laudable goal of helping families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. However, here's a story I would like to share from earlier this year. I got a phone call from someone say- ing she represented a prestigious law firm from out of Saskatchewan that was looking for some promotional space to announce a conference they would be holding in Winnipeg about transferring reserve owned land in urban areas to reserve status. It was being held at The Fairmont in Winnipeg, gave me a list of some high profile speakers and told me that it was being catered by some of the finest caterers in Winnipeg. So I paused and though about it for a bit while I carefully took in everything that was said. Then I asked this person if the cater- ers were donating time and food for this "event." No. Then I asked if The Fairmont, a pretty ritzy hotel in Winnipeg, was donating space for the conference. No. "Is the law firm itself a not-for-profit?" my final question. Again, no. I told that person I would send my rate card. Never heard from either a representa- tive from that law firm or that person again. I happen to know that what we do here at The First Nations Voice is very important and worthwhile. As the First Nations Voice editor, I don't like to redo stories that have already received coverage in the main- stream media. If I do, that's because this publication offers a different take and voice on the subject. Just check out Bill Gallagher's col- umn "Redrawing Canada one legal win at a time" this month. There was a link from a New York Times article directly to a previous column by Bill Gallagher on a story that has been largely ignored by the main- stream media. To put it in Bill's words, "the rise of Native empowerment." The voices, and words, of Indigenous peoples that include First Nations, Me- tis and Inuit aren't heard often enough and often come through the filter of having a non-Indigenous person as the editor or producer. And believe me, as someone who has worked in print, radio and TV in a vari- ety of positions that is a real concern of mine. So to that end and to try and continue the legacy left to me by the previous owner/publisher Alan Isfield, I have hired a dedicated Indigenous Sales Consultant. Hopefully, one of Sagkeeng's finest Jennifer Courchene can connect with First Nation leaders, communities and businesses to ensure the continuing legacy that is the First Nations Voice. You'll be seeing us soon. Publisher's message Trevor Greyeyes owner/ publisher/ editor

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