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SK Government: Education Class Size And Composition Committee Set To Meet Next Week

November 21, 2019 Today, Education Minister Gordon Wyant released the membership of the class size and composition committee, which is scheduled to have its first meeting next week. “The voice of parents, teachers, staff, leaders and Indigenous people was important as we worked to confirm membership on this committee,” Wyant said.  “I am confident these […]

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Two short films focus on resistance, connection with land and water tonight at UPEI – SaltWire Network

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Resistance and connection with land and water are the themes running through two short films to be shown this evening at UPEI. “Water Warriors” and “Upstream, the Stewards of the Land” tell the compelling stories of First Nations as they and their allies protect land and water from oil and gas development […]

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Nunavut groups submit concerns, propose alternatives ahead of Education Act hearing – Nunatsiaq News

21 November, 2019 “Huge inequality between language groups” in Nunavut, coalition of DEAs says Through written submissions to the government’s standing committee on legislation, several Nunavut groups have expressed their disappointment with Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. And some of those groups, like Nunavut Tunngavik […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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DeGroote students win first place in Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Competition – Daily News

A team of DeGroote School of Business undergraduate students won first place, and the $4,000 grand prize, in the fourth annual Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Case Competition this past weekend. Only eight teams from across Canada were invited to participate: HEC Montréal, McGill University, McMaster University, Ryerson University, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20199 Views

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BC Government: Students supported with better access to more mental health programs

Nov. 20, 2019 VICTORIA – A $2-million provincewide investment in school-based student mental health will help ensure kids can access support when they need it and that they feel safe and connected at school. Each of the province’s 60 school districts will receive a portion of the funds, allocated as a school capacity-building grant, to […]

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Nunavut Arctic College seeks public’s help to shape its future – Nunatsiaq News

20 November, 2019 College launches public consultations on 10-year strategic plan Nunavut Arctic College is looking for the public’s help to shape its future. The college is working to develop its 10-year strategic plan—a document that will guide the college’s programming and highlight its key areas of focus for the next decade. To help with […]

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New Chair for OC Board

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has a new Chair and Vice Chair. Gloria Morgan has been elected Chair, following the resignation of Chris Derickson, who left the position as a consequence of his recent election as Chief of the Westbank First Nation. Juliette Cunningham was elected as Vice Chair, replacing Morgan […]

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NIC consults community on Strategic Plan

More than 115 community members from Mount Waddington, Alberni-Clayoquot, the Comox Valley and Campbell River Strathcona regions came together at four regional community forums this November. The feedback from the forums will strengthen and support the development of NIC’s next Strategic Plan (Plan20-25), which will determine NIC’s priorities and goals in the next five years. […]

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KPU installs Indigenous signage

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has started installing signage bearing Indigenous language as part of its reconciliation efforts. The new signage featuring the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ dialect was unveiled at KPU’s Langley campus on November 18 by university president Dr. Alan Davis and Fern Gabriel, a member of the Kwantlen First Nation. Fern Gabriel’s sisters Cheryl and Donna […]

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VIU Education program students who are about to become certified teachers, spend their final weeks at University creating or participating in projects that fill a need in local communities.

Preserving a child’s dignity by giving them a suitcase, collecting feminine hygiene products for women in need and creating the curriculum for a local nature centre all have substantial impacts on people, organizations and communities. Students in the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Education – Post Baccalaureate program spent their final weeks at University […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201934 Views

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Ryerson’s part in Inuit water solutions – The Eyeopener

Inuit communities in Nunavut have raised concerns about the quality and cleanliness of their waters due to ongoing environmental issues such as climate change, and researchers at Ryerson are trying to help find solutions to the problem. Since 2015, they have been mentoring three Nunavut communities: Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), Baker Lake (Qamani’tuaq) and Taloyoak, in […]

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Laurier selected as Shad Canada university partner

Nov. 19, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University will become one of Shad Canada’s newest university partners in 2020. As a Shad campus, Laurier will run Shad’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11. “Shad Canada’s emphasis on hands-on learning, community-building, and culturally diverse and […]

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Three Laurier events to focus on Indigenous research

Nov. 19, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is holding three public events within a week focused on Indigenous research. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the fifth annual Indigenist Research Symposium will feature talks about land, democracy and intimacy. In the week prior, on Thursday, Nov. 28, acclaimed Huron-Wendat scholar Georges Sioui will launch his new […]

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Concordia launches tool for Indigenous self-identification – The Concordian

November 19, 2019 “We are all working together towards greater retention, and that is done through support,” said Catherine Richardson, director of Concordia’s First Peoples Studies program. Concordia has launched a new tool for Indigenous self-identification through MyConcordia. On the “My Student Centre” page, on the bottom left hand side under the personal information headline, […]

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Breaking into the art scene with Norval Morriseau – McGill Tribune

McGill’s Department of Art History and Communication Studies welcomed Carmen Robertson to present her research on the artist Norval Morrisseau on Nov. 14. The event was the latest in a series of lectures hosted by the department which aim to provide opportunities for discussion on current research in the field of art history. Robertson, a […]

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Students on Ice call for applications – Nunatsiaq News

18 November, 2019 Are you between the ages of 14 and 24 and have a passion for learning and the Arctic? If so, Students on Ice is looking for your application. Students on Ice aims to connect youth from around the world with the Arctic through its annual educational expedition. Next year, the organization marks […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201919 Views

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Tribune Explains: The Indigenous Student Equity Fund and Fee – McGill Tribune

November 19, 2019 The Fall 2019 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Referendum included a proposal written by the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner Tomas Jirousek to create a new Indigenous Equity Fund and Fee (IEFF). With a voter turnout of 17.3 per cent, the motion passed with 72 percent of students voting in favour. With the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201916 Views

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USask and Métis Nation–Saskatchewan sign education initiative

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today designed to improve the education status of Métis people, remove barriers and close the university achievement gaps between Métis and non-Indigenous populations. Nov 18, 2019 USask and MN-S committed to formalize, expand and enhance their relationship, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201950 Views

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Lakehead PS: Mapping a Story using Story Maps

November 18, 2019 Sherbrooke students work with community partners on water project Sherbrooke Public School students have an important story to tell and they will be using a special online tool called Story Maps to tell it. The student have been working on a water project with their community partners and will be visiting Confederation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201923 Views

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New Decanal Team announced at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Following an extensive search to fill four key leadership roles, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce its new decanal team. “Since July 1, a major priority was to recruit for these key leadership positions,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “I was delighted by the quality of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201922 Views

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MFNERC: What’s new at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201915 Views

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Students learn Indigenous teachings through new program at Wallaceburg High School – CBC

‘There’s things in this class that we learn that’s Indigenous that we wouldn’t really know before’ Nov 17, 2019 Standing Bear is a new program at Wallaceburg High School that is bringing traditional Indigenous teachings to students — many of whom are from Walpole Island First Nation — in an effort to teach them about […]

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Assiniboine launches new Child Development Worker program in three First Nation communities

15 November, 2019 Assiniboine Community College is partnering with three First Nations communities to deliver a newly created Child Development Worker program. More than 60 frontline professionals in Ebb and Flow, Sandy Bay, and Long Plain First Nations are enrolled in the nine-month program. “Our college values the long-standing relationships we have with Sandy Bay, […]

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Elementary students learn about Indigenous culture with a pow wow – CTV News

November 18, 2019 SUDBURY — Elementary students in the Greater Sudbury community of Val Caron are learning about Indigenous culture through a pow wow and feast on Monday. The entire school community at Valley View Public School is taking part in a pow wow circle that will include guests from Wahnapitae First Nation. The event’s […]

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Acadia U: Celebrating Founders’ Day

Today we celebrate Founders’ Day with exciting news about three new partnerships that demonstrate our emerging strategic plan, Acadia 2025, in action, and strengthen the values on which Acadia was founded in 1838. The three partnerships detailed below provide innovative ways in which Acadia is committing to working with external partners to advance and support […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201917 Views

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UArctic: The Arctic Centre celebrated 30 years of Arctic research and science communication

Nov 15, 2019 The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland celebrated 30 years of Arctic research and science communication by organizing Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit conference. Our way to celebrate is to do things”, said director Timo Koivurova to explain the choice of date for the birthday festivities during one of the most visible events […]

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Rady students gain leadership skills in prestigious new program – UM Today

November 14, 2019 — Four students from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences recently participated in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP). The prestigious program included an intensive core-week where 27 students took part in workshops, listened to influential speakers, and divided into groups to work on a social change project, […]

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UNB’s FutureReadyNB Gala winners announced

Nov 15, 2019 The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who received awards at the 2019 FutureReadyNB (FRNB) gala. Winners were announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala was held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce […]

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MMF Unveils Multimillion Dollar Post-Secondary Education Initiative

November 15, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Today, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is proud to announce a program that will help Metis Students gain greater access to post-secondary education. The Post-Secondary Education Support Program (PSESP) is a multi-million-dollar initiative that will be used to support students in all years of post-secondary education. “We’ve seen the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201974 Views

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Memorial U: Faculty of Medicine to host third Aboriginal Health Symposium

DATE: Nov. 15 Registration is now open for Memorial University’s third Aboriginal Health Symposium. The half-day event will showcase Aboriginal education and research taking place at Memorial and feature keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Martin, Tier ll Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Peoples Health and Well-Being, as well as a discussion with the Visiting Elders Project Panel. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201962 Views

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Media Advisory: USask and the Métis Nation Saskatchewan (MN-S) are improving educational opportunities for Métis

Saskatoon – Members of the media are invited to a special event on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS). This historic MOU signing and Métis flag raising represents an opportunity to strengthen the University’s relationship with Métis people and their communities. Monday, November 18, 2019 University of Saskatchewan Place […]

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Banff Centre’s 2020 Music Programming Announced

BANFF, AB, November 14, 2019 – Coinciding with autumn’s first snowfall in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s full line-up of 2020 residency programs in music has been released. Under the artistic leadership of an esteemed cohort of program directors, Banff music programs will cover a range of forms and themes, […]

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NL Government: Provincial Government Launches The Way Forward on Workforce Development

November 15, 2019 The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today launched The Way Forward on Workforce Development – the Provincial Government’s plan for strengthening the province’s workforce and supporting a productive, knowledge-based economy. Minister Mitchelmore was joined by the Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and […]

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Land-based learning camp opens pathway to university for for northern students – Folio

November 15 2019 Ten-day camp challenges students in Gwich’in community to live on the land while earning high-school and university course credits. When 17-year-old Kristopher Colin heard about the opportunity to earn university credits while participating in a fish camp near his home community of Fort McPherson, he knew he couldn’t pass it up. “[Land-based […]

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Two Indigenous leaders receive honorary degrees – Queen’s Journal

Senator Murray Sinclair and National Chief Perry Bellegarde among four Queen’s recipients This week, Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Perry Bellegarde were both scheduled to receive Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) at Queen’s graduation ceremonies. Bellegarde was awarded his LLD on Nov. 13, and Sinclair will […]

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Canadore Student Short Documentary, 43%, Premieres at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Nov 14, 2019 Simon McKerral and Carter Rainville are 3rd year students in Canadore’s Digital Cinematography program. Their short documentary, 43%, tells the story of Rita Olink, a transgender woman and transgender rights activist. The film documents Olink’s experience in the transgender community along with raising awareness about gender dysphoria and suicide. Their film was […]

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Construction of 3 new schools in Manitoba First Nations to begin in spring – CTV News

WINNIPEG — Construction of new schools for young people living in three Manitoba First Nations will get underway this spring. The schools will be built in Bloodvein, Little Grand Rapids and Poplar River. The federal government is providing $97.9 million for the construction, announced at Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg Thursday. “Our buildings are falling apart […]

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GDI Celebrates Grand Opening of GDI Building and the Métis Culture and Heritage Department

Nov 14, 2019 Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI) is pleased to announce the grand opening of GDI Building and the Métis Culture and Heritage Department in Saskatoon today at 1:30 pm. The Honourable Russell Mirasty–the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and Elder Margaret Harrison will commemorate the celebration with the untying […]

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Bill 25 won’t uphold Inuit language rights, Nunavut education board says – CBC

Coalition crafts Inuktut instruction reforms that mirror French education laws Nov 15, 2019 A Nunavut education group is calling out a “huge inequality” between language groups in Nunavut’s current education act, and saying a proposed amendment won’t improve the situation. In preparation for coming public hearings on Bill 25, an act to amend the Education […]

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Lakehead: LGBTQ2S Rights are Human Rights

November 14, 2019 The Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be proudly hosting a city-wide Gender and Sexuality Alliance summit on Friday, November 15 in the new Westgate Cafetorium. The theme of the Summit is LGBTQ2S Rights are Human Rights. “We are very excited to be able to invite all […]

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Camosun College: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. In recognition of this time, Camosun College is hosting a number of events on campus, and invites the college community to both reflect on gender-based violence (GBV), and take action to end it. […]

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Indigenous Studies degree approved by Arts & Science faculty – Queen’s Journal

November 15, 2019 After years of planning, Queen’s is introducing a new Indigenous Studies degree program. A Bachelor of Arts (Honours) major and medial in Indigenous Studies was approved by the Arts and Science Faculty Board last week. If it receives Senate approval this month, it will be on its way to the Ministry of […]

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Illustrated book teaches children about residential school tragedy – CTV News

November 14, 2019 Elementary school students at Laura Secord School in Winnipeg have spent about a year creating a book titled “Answering the Calls: A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action,” which helps teach the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to other children. By rewriting the recommendations and incorporating drawings, […]

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Social service students get Laurentian pathway – Sault Star

November 14, 2019 Building on his education from Sault College is a must for Jonathan Nolan. But with his twins approaching their first birthday, returning to school full-time is not an option for the president of Sault College Students’ Union. The social service worker-Indigenous specialization graduate is interested in a new pathway agreement between the […]

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Urban Regalia exhibition showcases Indigenous and Audrey Hepburn-inspired pieces by Gitxsan designer – The Martlet

I walked around the silent art gallery looking for the specially curated fashion exhibit, and soon caught sight of the blurred glass door labelled “Urban Regalia” in bold, blue letters. As soon as I opened the door, a rush of light runway music emitted from the television across the room. Around the small room, mannequins […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201956 Views

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No limits – Gazette

Nov. 14, 2019 Spoken like a true human resources professional, Stephanie Campbell is excited to learn some industry best practices when she travels to Norway and Finland this winter. “I am very interested in learning about the Indigenous groups there and how they have broken down barriers for employment of Indigenous peoples,” said the newly […]

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Reconciliation through Engineering Initiative to improve transportation and housing in Indigenous communities – U of T Engineering News

November 14, 2019 Mitigating indoor mould and optimizing air transportation in Northern Ontario are the first two collaborative projects between Indigenous community leaders and U of T researchers to get underway through the Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative (RTEI). Launched last December by the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN), RTEI will ultimately identify six projects to […]

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Laurentian University Inks Second Deal With Sault College to Improve Pathways for Indigenous Programs

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) November 14, 2019 – Today, Sault College and Laurentian University joined together to sign another academic agreement in support of enhanced student learning. Through this expanded partnership, eligible graduates of Sault College’s two year Social Service Worker – Indigenous Specialization (SSW-IS) program can move on to complete a Bachelor of Indigenous […]

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EmpoweringU offers students financial literacy opportunities – UM Today

November 14, 2019 — Like many students, Taylor Galvin knows what it’s like to worry about money. After losing her financial support, the forth-year Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources student was trying to find new ways manage her finances when she found out about the EmpoweringU Budgeting and Saving Tips workshop. […]

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Fourth annual Early Childhood Week: Let’s join together to ensure that every child in Quebec has an equal chance to succeed

Fourth annual Early Childhood Week: Let’s join together to ensure that every child in Quebec has an equal chance to succeed Montreal, November 14, 2019 – Early Childhood Week officially begins on November 17 and continues for a full week, ending November 23. It represents a chance for partners, ambassadors and early childhood organizations to […]

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