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First Nations Education by the Numbers | Kyle Hill | Walrus Talks

Credits:The Walrus Published on Mar 27, 2017 From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded March 25th, 2017 at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit. The Walrus Talks National Tour is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative and would not be possible without our sponsors. De la tournée nationale The Walrus Talks : […]

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MSVU: Q&A with student research award winner Rebecca Redden

Mount History (Honours) student Rebecca Redden was recently named one of four winners from across Canada of the Hannah Summer Studentship. The award, valued at $5,500, is for undergraduate students doing research in the history of medicine. It offers students an opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and encourages future serious […]

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Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal science minister says universities aren’t doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands. On her way to give a speech Wednesday to university presidents in Montreal, Kirsty Duncan was handed the […]

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Lakehead Orillia Convocation Ceremonies to Celebrate Honorary Degree and Civitas Recipients

April 26, 2017 – Orillia, ON A journalism pioneer and a Lakehead alumnus will be among those recognized during Lakehead Orillia’s upcoming convocation ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 10 at Rotary Place in Orillia. Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell – who has worked as an academic, broadcaster, television producer, journalist and theatre artist – […]

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Sheila Cote-Meek Reappointed – Laurentian U

Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Program renewed for another term The Laurentian University Board of Governors endorsed the unanimous recommendation of the Evaluation and Selection of Academic Administrators Committee to renew Sheila Cote-Meek as Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Program. Dr. Cote-Meek has been the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs since 2010.  During her […]

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Warriors movie coming to screen near you – Nipissing U

The Warriors are coming. A new documentary film chronicling the Nipissing Warriors hockey team is screening at Nbissing Secondary School on Friday, May 5, from 1 – 3 p.m. The film will be digitally released following the screening. You can watch a trailer for Warriors right here. The remarkable Nipissing Warriors hockey team played from […]

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Trent University Receives Over $500,000 to Develop First Online Graduate Program of its Kind in Canada

Masters in Environmental Monitoring & Assessment to launch in fall 2018 at Trent University Tuesday, April 25, 2017 A recent $542,500 funding infusion from eCampusOntario will see the development of a new online professional Masters program in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, to be developed at Trent University. This program, the first of its kind in […]

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Multiple events help Lethbridge College celebrate its 60th Convocation

April 25, 2017 – The 60th Convocation in Lethbridge College history takes place this week, and all of southern Alberta is invited to join in the celebration. The Convocation ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Enmax Centre. More than 1,530 convocates will receive degrees, diplomas or certificates from Lethbridge College this […]

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Laurentian University names directors of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute

Drs. Pedri-Spade and Fortin to pair academic excellence with Indigenous worldview Laurentian University is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade, PhD, as the first Director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute (Maamwizing), and Dr. David Fortin as the first Maamwizing Assistant Director. The Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute was established in 2016 bringing […]

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NSI: Vote for your favourite STORYHIVE music video idea by May 1

Voting for the latest round of TELUS STORYHIVE: music video edition is underway. Vote for your favourite music video concept and help the top 30 teams each receive $10K in production grants. Voting is open now and closes at noon (PST) on Monday, May 1. Learn more and cast your vote. • • • STORYHIVE is a community-powered […]

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Canada and Manitoba invest in infrastructure At Red River College

April 27, 2017 $95.4-million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined Manitoba Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Paul Vogt, President and CEO of Red River College (RRC), to […]

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4 Nova Scotia schools saved from the chopping block – CBC

Shubenacadie Elementary, Maple Ridge, Antigonish Education Centre and H.M. MacDonald will remain open Apr 27, 2017 Four elementary schools in two separate school boards will remain open — despite being slated for closure. The Strait Regional and Chigencto-Central school boards each held special meetings last night. A unanimous decision by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board […]

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Our Child, Our Future hands recognizes champions for children – Sudbury.com

Annual awards luncheon honours volunteers making a difference in the lives of kids Our Children, Our Future handed out its annual Champions for Children Awards today at a luncheon held at the United Steelworkers Hall. The organization, which works to develop and promote resources that nurture children, families and communities, has recognized individuals, groups and […]

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Indigenous musicians, Ottawa high school choirs take to the Hintonburg stage – CBC

Songs from Turtle Island will see 200 local students perform Indigenous music Apr 27, 2017 Choirs from six Ottawa high schools will come together with Indigenous musicians Thursday night for a special performance of songs from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. Approximately 200 student singers will join the Bear Nation Drum Group, hoop dancer […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr to announce infrastructure funding at Red River College

Ottawa, April 26, 2017—The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Red River College to announce infrastructure funding. Minister Carr will highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. Date: Thursday, April 27, […]

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CBE Traditional Pow Wow: Celebrating success for all students in the spirit of reconciliation

​Everyone is welcome to attend our Traditional Pow Wow. Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. Grand Entry Crescent Heights High School, 1019 -1 St. N.W. Dance registration from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Registered dancers will receive honorariums. Please come early – limited space in each category First five registered drum groups will receive honorariums […]

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Seneca to receive more than $3.4 million for 50th anniversary legacy projects

Legacy projects to include new First Peoples@Seneca space TORONTO, April 25, 2017 – Seneca will use $3,443,600 in funding from the Government of Ontario to create a new Indigenous student space; revitalize the School of Aviation’s fleet of aircraft; reimagine the journalism program’s TV studio; and expand a laptop and tablet loaning program for students. […]

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Reminder – Geoscience BC scholarship – 1 week to go!

here is just one week until the Geoscience BC Scholarship application deadline! Geoscience BC provides up to ten $5,000 awards for MSc or PhD students working on a BC-based mineral or energy exploration/development thesis. Please share this information with your students and colleagues. A poster that you can print is available here. You can also […]

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Bee Nation’ director aims to break down stereotypes about First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ How do you spell “empowering?” It’s a word Lana Slezic uses often as she describes her new documentary “Bee Nation,” which is the opening-night film for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, kicking off Thursday. The film documents Canada’s first-ever provincewide […]

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Yukon and Canada invest to renew infrastructure at Yukon College

April 25, 2017 Yukoners will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $3.06 million investment in Yukon College. This joint federal-territorial investment was announced today by the Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell, on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201731 Views

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Committed to his community – Dal News

April 25, 2017 As the representative for Indigenous students on the Dalhousie Student Union council, Aaron Prosper goes above and beyond to ensure the Indigenous student community has a voice on campus. “In my community, you are taught that you are Mi’kmaq first,” says Aaron, a member of the Eskasoni First Nation and a third-year […]

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Carleton Professor to Participate in Institute for Research on Public Policy’s Workshop on the Indian Act

April 25, 2017 The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), in partnership with Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication and the School of Public Policy and Administration in the Faculty of Public Affairs, will host the workshop Understanding the Indian Act. The panel event will seek to answer questions and build knowledge of […]

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International student explores Indigenous youth wellbeing with arts and culture – Ideas

April 21, 2017 Jessica Blain was a third-year undergraduate student from Australia’s University of Sydney.Through a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship at Concordia University, she helped evaluate the impact of a community-based theatre program on the wellbeing of young people in a remote First Nations community in Northern Saskatchewan. Her experiences showed her the potential for […]

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Reserved seating available now for individual May lectures

April 24, 2017 May lectures bring thought-provoking ideas to campus Anyone who is interested can secure reserved seating to each individual lecture now for a donation of $30 (all funds go to support future public lectures in this series). Two extraordinary individuals will deliver the Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201734 Views

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Update: Board of Governors Meeting, April 24, 2017 – Carleton U

April 24, 2017 This is an update from tonight’s Board of Governors meeting. 2017-18 Budget The Board of Governors approved the 2017-18 budget totaling $470 million. Various budget-related documents were approved, including: 2016-17 Operating Strategic Allocation 2017-18 Operating Budget 2017-18 Student Association Fees Strategic Research Investments Report from the Board Chair Chris Carruthers, chair of […]

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Native Child & Family Services Students Dedicate ‘Harmony Mural’ in Support of Community Diversity

April 24, 2017 As their class project, 2nd-year students in Confederation College’s Native Child and Family Services program created a ‘Harmony Mural’ with submissions from the community. The mural is meant to be a visual representation of how people feel about racism, and to support and promote community diversity. The students in the class gathered this […]

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Lakehead school board adds video to cultural awareness training – Tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay’s public school board is using a new tool to teach its staff about the history and consequences of the residential school system. THUNDER BAY — The Lakehead District Public School Board is rolling out a new video to help staff understand how the now-defunct residential school system has impacted First Nations students and […]

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Alumna Katherena Vermette wins top literary award – U of Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg offers sincere congratulations to alumna Katherena Vermette, who this weekend won several prestigious literary awards. Her novel The Break, published by House of Anansi Press, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year at the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards, also winning the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction as well as […]

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VIU’s Milner Gardens Designated a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’

150 gardens across the country were jury-selected to honour Canada’s 150 birthday – and VIU’s Milner Gardens and Woodland is one of them In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland was recently selected as an official Canada 150 Garden Experience at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201744 Views

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Kitchen Showdown at Canadore’s Next Top Chef

Apr 25, 2017 | Canadore College (NORTH BAY, ONT.) — High school students from across the province will be competing for the title of Canadore College’s Next Top Chef this Thursday. The competition will see 11 student teams from Almaguin Highlands, Kemptville, North Bay, Parry Sound, Pembroke and Petawawa rival for the title. They are […]

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BCTF: BC teachers rally to save adult education programs in Vancouver

The BC Teachers’ Federation is holding a rally this evening at the Vancouver Board of Education office to protest government underfunding and a proposal by the school district to shut down more adult education centres. “Because of 15 years of BC Liberal cuts, Vancouver students are once again facing another round of devastating losses to […]

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Youth United@Winnipeg comes to life

Breaking barriers, building bridges in the spirit of reconciliation WINNIPEG, MB – “It is up to every Canadian to be an ally in the journey to achieving both truth and reconciliation.” UWinnipeg student participant, Kailey Bradco Kailey Bradco is one of twenty University of Winnipeg students taking part in a ground-breaking summer learning program that […]

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Organized rhyme: How Halifax’s poet laureate became ‘a change-maker’ – CP

HALIFAX – A poet didn’t make history in Halifax last week, but she might have been the catalyst for changing how the city commemorates its history. Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s 31-year-old aboriginal poet laureate, went before Halifax council with a poem chiding councillors for shutting down debate last year over how the city commemorates its controversial […]

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Canadian Journalism Foundation names Greg Clark Award winner

TORONTO, April 24, 2017 – The Canadian Journalism Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Bieman, a reporter with the St. Thomas Times-Journal in St. Thomas, Ont., as this year’s winner of the Greg Clark Award for early-career journalists. The CJF selected Bieman for her proposal to explore how the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall and […]

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Indigenous student advisor wins National Academic Advising Association grant – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has named Carla Loewen as the recipient of the Region 6 Tribal Advisor Grant. Loewen, who is Cree and from Pukatawagan, Man., is a student advisor at the Indigenous Student Centre and has worked at U of M since 2005. She holds a Bachelor of […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017  By Alison Auld THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read […]

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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment wraps up successful year – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) ended its 2016/17 year with two significant events. In March, the Indigenous student leadership group met with Mayor Brian Bowman at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge to discuss potential collaboration opportunities and what it means to be a leader. Then earlier this month, in […]

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A dialogue on Indigenous law, song and opera – Queen’s University

April 24, 2017 — Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) celebrated its largest-ever cohort of graduating students at a special dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Fourteen members of ABEP — a community for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) business students at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business — will join the convocation […]

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Aboriginal University Transition Program on the chopping block at SFU – iNews 880

April 24, 2017 “It’s the only program at SFU that has the capacity to support Indigenous students.” An instructor at SFU’s Aboriginal University Transition Program is speaking out, after learning the university is cancelling the program almost immediately. Natalie Knight says AUTP blends Indigenous ways of knowing with traditional academia, helping prepare students for university. […]

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ABEP celebrates biggest year – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) celebrated its largest-ever cohort of graduating students at a special dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Fourteen members of ABEP — a community for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) business students at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business — will join the convocation […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CTV

April 24, 2017 HALIFAX — The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read out as part of morning announcements. Jessica Rose, […]

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Trending: For the week of April 24 – 30 – UM Today

April 24, 2017 —  Welcome to ‘Trending’, where each week we share a few things to watch for on social media. Here’s what we’re talking about this week: Spring has hit campus in full force and we’re loving all the green finally popping up on #umanitoba! How about those beautiful evening skies in our shot of […]

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School board responds to compelling need for engagement – TimminsToday.com

Board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff complete Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Members of the board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board participated in an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on Apr. 19. In alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s […]

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GDI: Construction Worker Preparation Program Begins in La Loche

April 21, 2017 By Dylan Pelletier Dumont Technical Institute is proud to host a Construction Worker Preparation program in La Loche, SK. The program runs from March 1 to June 23, 2017. The classroom is located in the Dumont Technical Institute Building in La Loche. The program is being brokered through Saskatchewan Indian Institute of […]

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Investment of $16.69 million in infrastructure at Collège Montmorency will support research and innovation activities

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 21, 2017 – Laval, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for La Prairie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, along with Francine […]

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Community joins to celebrate Assiniboine graduation in Ebb & Flow

The community of Ebb & Flow First Nation joined for a ceremony and feast to celebrate the achievements of twenty-two new Assiniboine alumni. The cohort of students completed the Applied Counselling Skills certificate program part-time over two years in Ebb & Flow. All of the students pursued their studies in addition to working in the […]

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Prison tour tickets go on sale Monday – The Whig Standard

April 23, 2017 Tickets for Kingston Penitentiary tours will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and this time visitors have two tours to choose from. In addition to the 90-minute Standard Tour of Canada’s oldest and most notorious maximum security prison for $35, visitors can choose the two-and-a-half-hour Premium Tour for $95. The tours […]

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Laurier mini-conference to highlight students’ community-based research

April 21, 2017 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University students who have had a chance to participate in an intensive, eight-month research project in partnership with local community organizations will present their research findings at a mini-conference on Tuesday, April 25. The upper-year undergraduate students, from Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses, are participants in the Student-Community […]

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UCN Plays Role In Land Reclamation And Restoration

During the week of Feb. 20 to 24, 2017, Rob Penner, Associate Vice-President of the College of Trades and Technology and Executive Director of the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy, was invited to facilitate a curriculum development project at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. Funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the project entailed working with […]

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Comment – Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises? – UAlberta

Amid Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the gap between federal promises to Indigenous peoples and delivery on those promises remains. April 22, 2017 The year 2017 is especially symbolic for Canada. In addition to marking the 150th year of its confederation, it also is the third anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s completion. Two years […]

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