SOURCE: Scotiabank

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January 15, 2014 15:35 ET

Media Advisory: New On-Reserve Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Launch on Blood Reserve

BLOOD RESERVE, AB--(Marketwired - January 15, 2014) - Kainai High School together with Scotiabank, the Martin Aboriginal Educational Initiative (MAEI), the Kainai Board of Education and the Blood Tribe invite you to attend the launch of MAEI's on-reserve Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) in Blood Reserve, Alberta.

AYEP, which is available to Grade 11 and 12 students, provides youth with business knowledge and financial literacy skills, while offering entrepreneurial experience through mentorship from community business leaders. The course also seeks to help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to stay in school and go on to postsecondary studies.

Scotiabank's President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Porter, along with the Blood Tribe's Chief Weasel Head, Canada's 21st Prime Minister and Founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, and local community leaders will be present for the announcement of the new initiative.

When Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  9:35 a.m. Visit with AYEP class and students, brief photo opportunity
  10:20 a.m. Announcement, media availability and interview opportunities
  11:00 a.m. School assembly, photo and footage opportunities
   
Where Kainai High School, Blood Reserve, Alberta
   
Who:  Chief Charles Weasel Head, Blood Tribe
  Annette Bruised Head, Kainai High School Principal
  Richard Fox, Superintendent, Kainai Board of Education
  Brian Porter, Scotiabank President and Chief Executive Officer
  The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative

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