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Remains from 145 Indigenous ancestors in storage at University of Winnipeg – CBC

U of W working to repatriate remains, but say it takes time and must be done with sensitivity Nov 20, 2017 The University of Winnipeg has been working to repatriate the remains of Indigenous people stored on campus, but at least one Indigenous woman says it’s not happening fast enough. Remains from about 145 Indigenous […]

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Victoria shoebox campaign collects gifts for children in remote and northern communities – CBC

The Victoria chapter of the I Love First Peoples charity hopes to collect 1,000 gift-filled shoeboxes Nov 17, 2017 Colourful socks, sunglasses, gel pens and a personalized note. These are some of the items listed as possible gifts to be packed into shoeboxes that will be sent to children living in remote and northern Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20173 Views

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Ontario post secondary school launches Mohawk language learning app – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 OHSWEKEN, Ont. _ A southwestern Ontario post-secondary school has launched an app to help people learn Mohawk. Six Nations Polytechnic says the app for Apple and Android devices comes on the heels of another successful launch last year that taught the Cayuga language. The school says users can browse different […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20175 Views

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Ont College Strike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 20, 2017 TORONTO – College faculty in Ontario head back to their schools today, after a five-week strike was ended over the weekend with back-to-work legislation. The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians who had been on strike since Oct. 15 will return to work today to prepare for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20177 Views

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CBU Congratulates Chief Terry Paul on Being Named to the Order of Canada

Today, Cape Breton University is congratulating Chief Terry Paul of Membertou on being named to the Order of Canada. A great friend, mentor and leader, Chief Terry has provided guidance to CBU as a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and is a strong proponent for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201739 Views

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Indigenous Artists of Red TeePee Creations make one-of-a-kind works for NBCC Gala

November 16, 2017 FREDERICTON – Gertrude Nicholas and Marlene Ward, owners of Red TeePee creations, started crafting dream catchers when they were in university. Every Saturday morning they would set up an outdoor stall at the Fredericton farmers market and sell their dream catchers. This budding business helped them cover the cost of their education. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201737 Views

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Research project to highlight Kainai women’s activism and build historical literacy – University of Lethbridge

November 15, 2017 In line with the recommendations that flowed from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015), a research project led by Dr. Carol Williams, a professor in Women and Gender Studies and History at the University of Lethbridge, will assemble diverse historical and contemporary accounts about Kainai women’s community reform work from 1968 to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201736 Views

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NIC Presents Birth of a Family

November 17, 2017 Documentary of four siblings reunited after being separated by Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop Join NIC’s Global Learning Initiative Thursday, November 23 for a screening of the National Film Board documentary, Birth of a Family followed by a short discussion with local elders. The National Film Board (NFB) documentary follows the story of four siblings reuniting after being removed from their young Dene mother’s care […]

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Talking About Treaties: Panel Discussion Sparks Conversation at Trent for Treaties Recognition Week

Trent University’s Gzowski College played host Thursday, November 9 to a panel discussion exploring local treaties, perspectives of the Mississauga Nation, and responsibilities of settler Canadians in relation to these treaties. Panelists included Elder Doug Williams of Curve Lake First Nation, Dave Mowat of Alderville First Nation, and Phil Abbott, Indigenous Studies Ph.D. candidate at […]

by aanationtalk on November 17, 201741 Views

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Faculty Reject Offer; Strike Continues at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY, ON, November 16, 2017 – The full-time and partial-load faculty have exercised their democratic right, voting to REJECT the management offer. We respect the decision faculty have made and cannot speculate as to what will happen at bargaining. As a next step, the College Employer Council’s bargaining team will be in touch with […]

by aanationtalk on November 17, 201735 Views

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Grande semaine des tout-petits – Let’s give Québec’s little ones the big place that they deserve

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 16, 2017  – Across Québec, nearly 550 000 toddlers are busy taking their first steps and speaking their first words. We all want them to grow up into well-rounded and engaged citizens. The Grande semaine des tout-petits (GSTP, or Early Childhood Week), scheduled to take place from November 19 to 25, will give 20 partners and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201735 Views

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Understanding, compassion and knowledge: U of C unveils Indigenous strategy – CBC

‘The goal is also to create a sense of compassion,’ strategy director says Nov 16, 2017 To learn more about Indigenous history, culture, attachment to land and different ways of knowing is the goal of the University of Calgary’s now-completed Indigenous Strategy, introduced Thursday. Shawna Cunningham, the school’s strategy director, says it’s about post-secondary students […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201722 Views

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U of Calgary: ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p begins a journey of transformation and renewal

November 17, 2017 The University of Calgary unveiled its Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p, to the campus and broader community on Nov. 16. The strategy is the result of nearly two years of community dialogue and campus engagement, and involved the work of a number of people from the university, Indigenous communities and community […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201726 Views

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Why the Indigenous Strategy has a Blackfoot name – Ucalgary.ca

ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p highlights a desire to work together with authenticity The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy launched on Nov. 16, 2017, and with it, new ways of knowing, doing, connecting, and being at UCalgary. Eighteen months of consultation, collaboration and exchange have led to this fundamental document, guided by two foundational elements: […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201717 Views

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UArctic: Call for Program Content: Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

November 16, 2017 The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide abstracts, organize sessions and submit posters that will encourage a dialogue on Arctic biodiversity at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018. Deadline: March 30, 2018. CAFF in partnership with the Ministry […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201718 Views

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23rd Annual Elders Gathering – Algoma U

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – November 16, 2017): Anishinaabe Initiatives, Algoma University and Mamawweswen the North Shore Tribal Council are pleased to present the 23rd Annual Elders and Youth Gathering, occurring from Friday November 17th – Saturday, November 18th. Since 1995, the University has been welcoming Elders to campus to share their knowledge and wisdom […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201714 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association 2017 Fundraising Gala – USask

November 16, 2017 The 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association (SFNVA) Fundraising Gala will be taking place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Prairieland Park Trade & Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Proceeds go to the SFNVA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program. Read More: https://words.usask.ca/iportal/2017/11/16/saskatchewan-first-nations-veterans-association-2017-fundraising-gala/

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201720 Views

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Mike Downie encouraged by Ontario’s move towards Indigenous education – CBC

Downie worked with his brother and Tragically Hip frontman Gord to call for reconciliation Nov 16, 2017 Mike Downie sees Ontario’s move to include Indigenous history and culture as part of its curriculum as a sign his brother’s message of healing with Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities is being heard. The documentary filmmaker […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201717 Views

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Distinguished Alumni 2017 Emily Henry: Helping Indigenous offenders heal through connection with culture – UFV Today

November 15, 2017 Many people note the over-representation of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system. UFV alumna Emily Henry has built a career on designing programs to help them. For her leadership role in introducing treatment programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, the University of the Fraser Valley is recognizing Henry as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201733 Views

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Ontario Taking Action to Get College Students Back to Class

Legislation would require colleges to resume operations November 16, 2017 8:15 P.M. Ministry of Labour The Ontario government will be introducing legislation that would end the college labour dispute and return Ontario college students to the classroom. The legislation would require Ontario’s 24 colleges to resume operations, ensuring students are able to complete their academic […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201718 Views

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Southeast Collegiate celebrates construction of new state-of-the-art educational institute

November 16, 2017 –  Winnipeg, MB – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring First Nation students have quality learning environments that celebrate Indigenous culture and promote academic achievement. Today, Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201715 Views

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Scholarship program to honour influential quartet, support educational opportunities for Blackfoot students – University of Lethbridge

In honour of National Philanthropy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15, those of us at the U of L’s UNews website wanted to highlight some stories from our archives. Each day this week, we’ll republish a story that demonstrates the many ways the campus community benefits from philanthropy. Our second story describes the efforts of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201715 Views

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Highland Valley Copper supports creation of Centre for Ecosystem Reclamation – TRU

November 16, 2017 Highland Valley Copper (HVC) has pledged $200,000 in cash and $150,000 in-kind support over five years for the establishment of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair at TRU. The creation of an Industrial Research Chair position supports the development of industry-based solutions to environmental challenges. Highland Valley Copper’s financial contribution is eligible […]

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Ontario Liberal government moves to introduce legislation to end college strike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2017  By Shawn Jeffords and Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly. Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201724 Views

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Fourth annual Indigenous Awareness week to promote cultural understanding – The Gazette

Nov 15, 2017 Western University is home to a diverse student population, including students from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Hosted by Indigenous Services, Western’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 20. “When students come here to Western University from an Indigenous perspective or background, we’re here to help […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201719 Views

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School Act amendments to improve student success – Government of AB

November 15, 2017 New legislation would ensure that students and communities benefit from more consistent and clear rules in the education system. The School Amendment Act would pave the way for new professional standards for principals and superintendents, which would ensure that they are equipped to lead modern, inclusive schools that are carefully administered and able to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201720 Views

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College strike vote results expected today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2017 TORONTO _ The results of a key vote which could end Ontario’s nearly five-week-old college faculty strike are expected today. College faculty have been voting online and by telephone on the final offer from Ontario’s 24 colleges since Tuesday. Voting ends at 10 a.m. and the results of the balloting […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201729 Views

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is flying the Métis flag at its four main campuses November 15, 2017 – On Thursday, November 16 Saskatchewan Polytechnic will fly the Métis flag at our four main campuses in recognition of Louis Riel Memorial Day. This day celebrates the life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis peoples’ […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201742 Views

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STC/Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and Partners Receive Premier’s Award

Nov. 14, 2017 REGINA – Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the College of Education Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan have received the 2017 Premier’s Board of Education Award for their joint submission of “ni ahkwatonâmonân: An Indigenous Language Pathway to Improved Student Learning Outcomes at St. Frances […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201737 Views

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UArctic representation at Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit conference

November 15, 2017 The 2017 Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit conference brings together academia, policy-makers and other stakeholders to discuss pressing Arctic issues and ways to build a sustainable future through circumpolar cooperation. Several UArctic representatives are also panelists or speakers in the conference and its side events. On Monday, November 13, UArctic President Lars Kullerud gave […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201723 Views

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MTS welcomes new teachers into the fold – Thompson Citizen

November 15, 2017 Now that they are two-and-half months into the school year, members of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) decided to roll out the welcome mat for the 43 new educators who have started working for the School District of Mystery Lake. This ceremony took the form of a banquet at the Army, Navy, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201724 Views

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Draft Executive Compensation Program (ECP) – Laurentian U

Consistent with Provincial regulations, the University is posting its draft executive compensation program (ECP) for public comment from November 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017.  Comments should be directed by email to universitysecretary@laurentian.ca View the ECP (PDF Document). This document may be requested in an alternative format. NT4

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Indigenous reflection: Gather stories and bring them home – Ucalgary.ca

Indigenous consultation highlights importance of storytelling to our individual and collective identities UToday asked several members of UCalgary’s Indigenous community to reflect on key themes emerging from the Indigenous Strategy consultation process. Doctoral student Vicki Bouvier shares her perspective after hearing hundreds of stories during the consultation. My name is Vicki Bouvier, I am Michif […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201725 Views

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Alumni Norman and Gay Loveland, of Oakville, ON, donate $1M to support bursaries for Indigenous law students at the University of Toronto

November 15, 2017 (Toronto) University of Toronto alumni Norman and Gay Loveland, of Oakville, Ontario, have donated $1 Million to endow bursaries at the Faculty of Law, specifically for Indigenous students. It’s part of their contribution, says Gay, to help right the wrongs in Canada’s history with its Indigenous Peoples. “I think it’s very important […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201740 Views

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Media Advisory – MP Terry Duguid to Announce Important Investments for Education Infrastructure in Manitoba

Ottawa – Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce the construction of an expansion to Southeast Collegiate’s campus. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date:  Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST) Where:  Southeast Collegiate 1301 […]

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Nothing Without Sound: Jesuits, Indigenous Languages, and New Dialogues – U of Manitoba

NOVEMBER 14, 2017 — This week, an exhibition and symposium will focus on Jesuits’ work towards Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The symposium is titled: Nothing Without Sound: Jesuits, Indigenous Languages, and New Dialogues. It celebrates the arrival of the exhibit: Writing the Word, Cultivating the text: a Jesuit legacy of Indigenous language tools, on loan from […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201719 Views

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Never for money, always for change – UM Today

November 15, 2017 — The first time Chelsey Meade [BA(Adv.)/17] saw the importance of philanthropy was on a trip to Dairy Queen. She was a little girl then, living in Peguis First Nation, and she and her dad would walk to the local store for an ice cream treat. “Attached to the DQ was a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201722 Views

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Painting pays tribute to Dr. Leroy Little Bear – University of Lethbridge

Dr. Maria Klawe, who received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge earlier this year, was inspired to put brush to paper after she met Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc (BA) ’72, DASc ’04) at this spring’s convocation ceremonies. “I was deeply impressed by Leroy and I loved the integration of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201731 Views

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Education minister says she regrets confusion; supports treaty education – Red Deer Advocate

Nov. 14, 2017 REGINA — Saskatchewan’s education minister is apologizing for referencing her son’s homework in a speech which appeared to question how treaty education is taught in schools. Bronwyn Eyre says she’s sorry if there was confusion about her position and says she is committed to treaty education. “I regret bringing up my son, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201714 Views

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Province Announces New Appointments to Red River College Board of Governors

November 14, 2017 Manitoba Education and Training advises it has appointed five new members to the Red River College board of governors. Ashley Richard (Winnipeg) is an associate with Leaders & Co./Higgins Executive Search.  She was a recipient of the Pauline and Roger Presland Scholarship and the 20th Anniversary Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award, and […]

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Helping Indigenous people in Naughton, Sudbury and Chelmsford get vital job skills and experience

November 14, 2017   Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Ontario   Employment and Social Development Canada Indigenous people represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population. The Government of Canada, Indigenous communities and other partners need to work together to remove barriers to employment and ensure Indigenous youth get the skills and opportunities they need to succeed in today’s workforce. […]

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BR Sask Treaty Education – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2017  REGINA – Saskatchewan’s education minister is apologizing for questioning how Indigenous treaty education is taught in schools. Bronwyn Eyre gave a speech in the legislature earlier this month in which she said too much of such material is in the curriculum. She said her son, who is […]

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Helping Indigenous people in Vancouver gain vital job skills and experience

November 14, 2017      Vancouver, British Columbia    Employment and Social Development Canada Indigenous peoples represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population. The Government of Canada, Indigenous communities and other partners need to work together to remove barriers to employment and ensure Indigenous youth get the skills and opportunities they need to succeed in today’s […]

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Helping Indigenous people in Nunavut gain vital job skills and experience

From Employment and Social Development Canada November 14, 2017 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Indigenous peoples represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population. The Government of Canada, Indigenous communities and other partners need to work together to remove barriers to employment and ensure Indigenous youth get the skills and opportunities they […]

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Women Empowering Women in Hanna – Government of AB

November 14, 2017 A new Status of Women grant will encourage women in Hanna to build relationships and become mentors to teenage girls. On Nov. 18, the Hanna Learning Centre will bring together women and girls from the town and surrounding communities for a “Women Empowering Women” conference to build mentoring relationships with junior and […]

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MA: Carleton’s Katherine Graham to Discuss Promise of Reconciliation at Big Thinking Lecture

November 14, 2017 Carleton University’s Katherine Graham and Trent University’s David Newhouse will discuss “The promise of reconciliation: Will this time be different?” at the next Big Thinking Lecture. Hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Big Thinking brings together leading researchers and decision-makers to discuss pressing policy issues facing Canada. When: Tuesday, […]

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Media Advisory – Minister Hajdu to visit Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will visit Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. EVENT:   Roundtable on skills training TIME:      9:30 a.m. PLACE:   Café Sault Ste. Marie YMCA 235 McNabb Street Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Photo and interview opportunities available. EVENT:   Minister Hajdu will deliver remarks at the SSMART Innovation Awards TIME:      11:30 a.m. PLACE:  The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201724 Views

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Province Supports Program Preparing At-risk Youth in Northern Manitoba for Employment

November 14, 2017 The Manitoba government is investing nearly $200,000 in a program to help at-risk youth in Thompson earn high school credits, and gain employability and life skills, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today. “Youth are the fastest-growing demographic and the future of our province,” said Wishart.  “The Look North Report and Action […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201726 Views

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Bow Valley College welcomes new Vice President, External

Mario Siciliano has been appointed to the College Executive CALGARY – Bow Valley College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Siciliano to the College Executive as the new Vice President, External. Siciliano begins his career at the College today. “Mario brings a depth of experience as well as a commitment to Bow Valley College’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201733 Views

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Alberta teacher races to save dying Indigenous language before time runs out – CBC

‘Our stories haven’t been told and I want to share our history with others’ Nov 13, 2017 A teacher in northern Alberta is racing to piece together a dying Indigenous language before the last few people who speak it are gone. For the past two years, Victoria Wanihadie has travelled the Peace River area to […]

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