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EducationText Canadian Students Recognize Indigenous Land

Canadian Students Recognize Indigenous Land

Credits: AJ+ Published on Mar 25, 2017 “This school is situated upon traditional territories.” Every morning, students in Canada’s largest school system recognize indigenous land before singing “O Canada.” Duke Redbird campaigned for Toronto District School Board with the plan to implement the initiative, which is now in almost 600 schools. Shot by Jorge Uzon […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20173 Views

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IRC: Submit Your Designated Amount Fund (DAF) Application Today

March 29, 2017 Designated Amount Fund (DAF) applications are now being accepted for organizations and individuals. DAF funds are used to support educational programs. Eligible considerations include programs that help preserve, reclaim, develop or understand Inuvialuit history, culture or language. Also eligible is any program that advances an individual’s education and personal development, such as pursuing post-secondary […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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imagineNATIVE & LIFT 2017 Mentorship Announcement

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Kichwa (Ecuador) artist Samay Arcentales Cajas is the recipient of the 13th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous artist living in the Greater Toronto Area the opportunity to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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NU student earns Imagine a Canada award

University is a time of self-discovery, where new ideas and perspectives mix with a growing sense of political engagement and understanding of culture and one’s place in it. For first-year student Sasha Ekomiak it has already been an incredible journey that has helped her to heal and embrace her culture, and also bring home an […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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Proposed Budget 2017 investments to boost funding for early learning and child care

March 29, 2017 For too many families, the lack of affordable, high-quality child care means making a difficult choice. Some parents have to sacrifice retirement savings to pay for child care, while others may leave their career because child care is unavailable or unaffordable. Recognizing the deep connection between child care and the economic security […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20176 Views

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CNC celebrates aboriginal culture – Prince George Citizen

March 29, 2017 Drums thundered through the hallways during the annual Aboriginal Culture Day at CNC on Wednesday. Songs were sung and stories were told as people made their way from one kiosk to the next in celebration of indigenous culture, past and present. “There are a lot of people here today who are getting […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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New exhibit at Queen’s University examines Canadian history through cookbooks

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Queen’s University history professor Steven Maynard has cooked up a unique exhibit that examines the social history of Canada. Using cookbooks found in the Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections in Douglas Library, a group of Professor Maynard’s students brought history to life using the rare tomes. From vintage Jello cookbooks […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20178 Views

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Canada’s energy-decision systems are under stress – uOttawa Report

March 27, 2017 Canada’s energy decision-making process is not well suited to the challenges ahead, says a report released today by the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy project. The report, System Under Stress: Energy Decision-Making in Canada and the Need for Informed Reform, examines core stress points in Canada’s energy landscape and suggests a way […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20179 Views

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May lectures feature extraordinary speakers – UWinnipeg

March 29, 2017 EDWARD SNOWDEN, VANDANA SHIVA, ANGELA DAVIS – May lectures bring thought-provoking ideas to campus as UWinnipeg celebrates 50th anniversary WINNIPEG, MB –Two extraordinary individuals will deliver the Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the Public Good — former US intelligence officer and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, (May 9 via webcast) […]

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Media Advisory: Justice Murray Sinclair to talk about importance of learning from other societies – York U

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 – Learning about different societies around the world can teach non-indigenous Canadians a lot when it comes to indigenous people in Canada. That is what Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will discuss Thursday at York University. His talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada,” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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Latest storm leads to another day of cancelled classes – 101.5

It’s another storm day in the Quad Counties. Officials in the Strait Regional School Board have cancelled classes due to weather conditions; it’s a system shutdown, so all buildings are closed, and support staff don’t have to report to work. There’s also no school at Ecole acadienne de Pomquet, Ecole Beau-Port in Arichat, Waycobah First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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TRU: Faculty compete in first ever 180s Research Challenge

March 28, 2017 What can you learn in 180 seconds? You’d be surprised. As part of TRU’s annual Research Week, faculty go head-to-head in the first ever 180-second Research Challenge (180sRC), competing to share their research in a compelling way — and to win prizes and bragging rights, of course. Modelled after the internationally renowned […]

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NBCC honoured with Feathers of Understanding

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has been honoured for its work to bring attention to murdered and missing Indigenous women. Gertrude Nicholas and Marlene Ward of Red Teepee Creations created seven wooden Feathers of Understanding which were presented to the College at a ceremony in Fredericton today. “As a college, we have made an institutional […]

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VIU Supports Federal Budget’s Investments in Students and Innovation

The 2017 federal budget supports key areas of focus at VIU, including support for Indigenous learners, increased access to post-secondary education and investments in skills development and research Vancouver Island University (VIU) President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson says new investments outlined in the 2017 federal budget will increase student access to post-secondary education, strengthen […]

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Trudeau tours Sask. Polytechnic to tout skills training investment – MeadowlakeNOW

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his second stop in Saskatoon in the last four months on Wednesday to tour trade programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Students from the mechanical engineering technology, power engineering and agricultural equipment technician labs showcased their skills to the prime minister. “If the government invests in this trade it will get better […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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Minister Qualtrough visits Vancouver to talk Budget 2017 investments to boost funding for early learning & child care

March 29, 2017          Vancouver, British Columbia          Employment and Social Development Canada For too many families, the lack of affordable, high-quality child care means making a difficult choice. Some parents have to sacrifice retirement savings to pay for child care, while others may leave their career because child care is unavailable or unaffordable. Recognizing the deep […]

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Prime Minister announces support for high-quality, affordable child care across the country

March 29, 2017 Canadians deserve the opportunity to raise their families the way they want, but far too many do not have access to the high-quality, affordable child care they need. With increased support for early learning and child care, more Canadian parents can pursue new opportunities to work and learn, and build a better […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201719 Views

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A by the numbers look at government spending on child care in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 16:09 OTTAWA _ The Liberals have promised to spend $7.5 billion over a decade on child care to fund spaces in provinces and territories, as well as indigenous child care on and off-reserve. Here are some numbers in the pledge and how the funding stacks up: $500 million: Federal money pledged […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201718 Views

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Free Tuition for Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario Students

New Ontario Student Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications March 29, 2017 9:05 A.M. Office of the Premier Ontario is now accepting applications for the new Ontario Student Assistance Program, which is making tuition free for more than 210,000 students. Premier Kathleen Wynne met with high school students at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201716 Views

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Supporting Lower Mainland First Nations entrepreneurs

March 29, 2017 VANCOUVER – A key to business success is ensuring budding entrepreneurs have the right skills for the job. The provincial government has been helping four First Nations in the Lower Mainland gain core-business skills to create jobs and generate prosperity for their communities. More than 200 aspiring and current entrepreneurs from the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201718 Views

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Algoma U Alumna Headlines National Art Exhibit Art Express’d

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – March 28, 2017): Algoma University and the Department of Visual Arts are pleased to announce that alumna Jessie Buchanan has been selected as one of three exhibitors in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) coast-to-coast-to-coast Canada 150 Art Express’d/Art Exprime. As part of Canada’s 150 celebration, WAG developed Art Express’d/Art Exprime, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201726 Views

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Mount Royal University celebrates milestones in Indigenous education

Iniskim Centre toasts 10 years, while Aboriginal Education Program prepares to mark 25th anniversary Ten years after opening its doors, the Iniskim Centre has transformed a cozy nook of campus into the epicentre of Indigenous education at Mount Royal University. In celebration of the success of the Iniskim Centre over the past decade, an anniversary […]

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Necessary adjustment of its program offering on the James Bay coast – U of Sudbury

Since 2013, the University of Sudbury has been offering on-site programming in James Bay. The University of Sudbury has now been informed that the federal funding from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) will not be renewed next year. We know that this shocking news will have repercussions on the James Bay coast. The University […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201722 Views

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Federal budget is a vote of confidence in Canada’s colleges

March 28, 2017 Commentary on the recent federal budget from Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of New Brunswick Community College Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC President and CEO New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) was pleased to see a focus on lifelong learning in the recent federal budget which announced investments in skills, innovation and inclusive growth. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201729 Views

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Canadore College Shedding a Light on Youth Homelessness

Mar 28, 2017 (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College students are encouraging our community to think about the extraordinary impact of youth homelessness in North Bay and area. Across the country, 6,000 young Canadians face the dangers and challenges of being homeless each and every night. “This initiative is valuable in bringing awareness to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201739 Views

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MNBC: Communities At Risk – Important Feedback needed for Sustainable Employment for Métis People

March 27th, 2017 Thank you for taking the time to consider this survey. “Communities at Risk” is a research project funded by Service Canada to gather Métis specific data on the challenges that the Métis people in British Columbia face not only during training but in gaining and maintaining sustainable employment. Sustainable long-term employment needs […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201730 Views

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VIU Visit an Inspiring Experience for Students and Faculty from California’s Pitzer College

The two institutions have embarked on a unique mentorship exchange program funded through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative Phil Brayley was many miles from home, but on a recent visit to Vancouver Island University (VIU) from his home university – Pitzer College in Claremont, California – he left saying he feels more comfortable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201720 Views

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Violence-free relationships goal of new school program

March 28, 2017 SURREY – Promoting safety in relationships and a violence-free B.C. are goals of new learning resources the Province is piloting in schools in Surrey, Delta and Chetwynd, toward making final versions available to all B.C. school districts by the end of the year. Respectful Futures promotes better understanding of healthy relationships among […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201718 Views

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For students to succeed, York board needs to change – Thestar.com

March 28, 2017 I am acutely aware of the deep pain felt by many members of the community because the board is seen to have failed to address systemic problems. As the new chair for the York Region District School Board, I approach my job with a simple goal: always aiming to do what is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201719 Views

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars funding supports advanced research opportunities

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is excited to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholars program has awarded UWinnipeg $390,721 to expand our international internship programs for post-doctoral fellows and early-career researchers that build on existing research and teaching collaborations among our faculty. This new program will see the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201718 Views

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Media Advisory: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough will deliver a speech tomorrow to highlight Budget 2017 investments in early learning and child care

From Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will deliver a speech tomorrow to highlight Budget 2017 investments in early learning and child care. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: […]

by aanationtalk on March 28, 201721 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Duclos will announce Budget 2017 measures to support early learning and child care for middle-class families

From Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce Budget 2017 measures to support early learning and child care for middle-class families. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the briefing. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. […]

by aanationtalk on March 28, 201720 Views

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BU celebrates students’ commitment to leadership

March 27, 2017 More than two dozen Brandon University (BU) students have been recognized for their leadership this academic year. The Student Leader Certificate Program wrapped up last week for 2016–17, with 26 students being lauded for their participation at a celebration dinner. Every BU faculty and school was represented in the group of students, […]

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Seven Outstanding Canadians to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2017 Convocation Ceremonies

March 27, 2017 Former prime minister, current governor of the Bank of Canada, champion of First Nations communities, among those to be recognized Trent University will honour seven distinguished Canadians, including Canada’s 21st prime minister, the governor of the Bank of Canada, one of today’s most prominent female revolutionaries, a trailblazing social justice advocate, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201725 Views

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NSI IndigiDocs 2017 students talk about boot camp training

Our NSI IndigiDocs (formerly NSI Aboriginal Documentary) students recently began the course with an intensive two-week boot camp in Winnipeg. Students work on their projects for 10 months following boot camp and deliver a 10-minute documentary in about a year’s time. Completed short documentaries from the course air nationally on APTN as a one-hour special […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201721 Views

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NOSM’s Annual Health Sciences Summer Camp Application Deadline Extended

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. This year, the School will host its annual Health Sciences Summer Camp from July 10 – 14, 2017 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 17 – 21, 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201717 Views

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UBC: Native Earth Indigenous Dance begins 3/30

March 28, 2017 Broadway World featured a dance series that includes choreography by a UBC alumna. Karen Jamieson, the choreographer and interpreter for the presentation light breaking broken, studied philosophy and anthropology at UBC. Public Affairs 310 – 6251 Cecil Green Park Road Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 Tel 604 822 6397 Fax 604 822 2684 […]

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MLSE Foundation Awards $50,000 Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant Presented by Just Energy Foundation to Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

March 28, 2017 On Monday evening, MLSE Foundation announced Northern Nishnawbe Education Council as this year’s recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. MLSE Foundation representatives were joined by Just Energy’s Vice President of Consumer Sales, Richard Teixeira and Vice President of Treasury, Kate […]

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Canadian Coast Guard needs new recruits – CBC

Mar 28, 2017 The federal agency expects to fill over 500 jobs in the next two years The Canadian Coast Guard has launched a recruitment drive to fill well over 500 positions at sea and ashore. The coast guard says the high demand is due to retirements, new ships, new lifeboat stations, and funding from […]

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NOSM’s Achievements and Upcoming Events Highlighted at Board of Directors Meeting

Using a combination of video- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. At the meeting, NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser presented an update on NOSM’s Performance Goals, highlighting recent achievements in the areas of educational […]

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Summer Employment for Nunavut Students

27 March 2017 Public Service Announcement Summer Employment for Nunavut Students Start Date: March 27, 2017 End Date: July 14, 2017 Nunavut-wide 45 seconds The Department of Family Services offers the Summer Employment for Nunavut Students work experience program for high school and post-secondary students. The program targets employers in the private and non-governmental sectors, […]

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From the streets of Toronto to a business degree: How one Indigenous woman defied the odds – CBC

Ashley Richard to graduate at the beginning of April from the University of Manitoba March 27, 2017 At 16, Ashley Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Toronto. A conflict with her mom forced her to move out on her own carrying only a garbage bag full of clothes. During the next couple […]

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First Nations Teacher Journey

Credits: Teach For Canada Published on Mar 7, 2017 Teachers Danielle Gloade and Roxanne Martin talk about their experience teaching in Lac Seul First Nation. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

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New Research Explores Northern Becoming the College of Choice for Indigenous Peoples

March 27, 2017 TIMMINS, ON: Northern College, in partnership with Northern Policy Institute (NPI), recently completed a research project on the challenges and opportunities for Northern College in becoming the college of choice for Indigenous peoples in Northeastern Ontario. The report entitled ‘Examining Ourselves: Becoming the college of choice for Indigenous people’ has been published. […]

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University of Toronto’s First Nations House celebrates 25 years – U of T

March 26, 2017 Founder says there is still much more work for the institution to do in making Indigenous presence stronger across the city. When Diane Longboat graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 she knew it was a significant feat. “Being an Indigenous girl and going to university was pretty unheard of,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201730 Views

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Spring Break Camp a fun week for inner-city children

March 27, 2017 Generous donors make free day camp possible A community day camp for up to 20 children and youth will provide fun learning experiences at UWinnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre throughout spring break next week.  Activities include lessons in robotics, working with snap circuits (electronics), science experiments, arts and crafts, Anishinaabe language classes […]

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TRU: 2017 Distinguished Alumni announced

March 24, 2017 Five alumni and the BC Lottery Corporation will be recognized on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The TRU Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have enhanced the reputation of the university through their outstanding career, public service, community service, athletic, arts and culture, or academic achievements. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201728 Views

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Residential school memoir to get a public reading on campus – URegina

March 25, 2017 The residential school memoir of Augie Merasty is about to be told by a variety of voices. A public reading of the bestselling book takes place Monday, March 27 at 11:45 a.m. at the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium (RIC) of the Main Campus. The book, published by U of R Press, […]

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NOSM: The Noojamadaa Exhibit: Indigenous Perspectives on Healthy Relationships

The Noojamadaa Exhibit is a stunning new photovoice collection on display now through April 1, 2017, at the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury. Noojamadaa means “let’s heal” and the exhibit provides a safe space for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples to reflect on our shared journey towards wellness, through contemplation of our relationships with one […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201724 Views

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Conestoga hosts Truth and Reconciliation event

March 27, 2017 On March 24, students, employees and members of the Conestoga community gathered in the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus to participate in the college’s first Truth and Reconciliation event. To acknowledge the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action, the event was hosted in partnership by the college’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201725 Views

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