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Métis research gets $600,000 boost- U of Winnipeg

Ten-year agreement adds $60,000 annually towards Métis research and enhances student supports at UWinnipeg WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) have a strong history of collaboration, and today that was strengthened with the joint announcement of an additional $600,000 to support Métis scholarship at UWinnipeg. The agreement will specifically […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2017116 Views

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A new role for Indigenous nations in water and land decisions – University of Victoria

Collaborative consent provides a powerful way to tackle difficult questions about how Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments can work together to make decisions about water and land use, according to a report that uses BC’s new Water Sustainability Act as a prime opportunity for its use. Canada’s relationships with Indigenous peoples—and the institutions, laws and policies […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201798 Views

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Western undergrads named global award-winners

September 21, 2017 Thirty-eight Western University undergraduates— whose research ranges from mental health care to the effects of climate change — have received international recognition for excellence in scholarship. The Undergraduate Awards is a global academic competition that spans across disciplines and celebrates the work of the world’s brightest undergraduate students. From Western, 38 students […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201791 Views

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UNB: Lorenzo Reading Series to feature graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence

September 21, 2017 Author Patti LaBoucane-Benson and illustrator Kelly Mellings will read from their award-winning book, The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In this graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017123 Views

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U of L shows record enrolment as the 2017-2018 academic year gets underway

September 21, 2017 With the new academic year now in full swing, the University of Lethbridge is pleased to welcome all new and returning students — all 8,724 of them — to its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses. Overall enrolment increased by 1.1 per cent from the previous fall and represents a record number of students […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201798 Views

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SAW Video’s Indigenous Voices Mentorship Program

Application Deadline: October 2nd SAW Video’s Indigenous Voices Mentorship Fund provides production support for emerging First Nations, Métis and Inuit media artists who wish to explore the creative potential of video. In addition to monetary and equipment support, the fund offers a mentorship component aimed at supporting emerging artists as they make their first independent […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201790 Views

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Nipissing-heading-to-Ontario University Fair

It’s a critical time for university recruitment in Ontario this week, with more than 120,000 prospective students and their supporters visiting the Ontario Universities’ Fair in downtown Toronto to learn more about Ontario universities and Nipissing University is ready. Nipissing is sending a team of 68 people to share insights on how and why this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201794 Views

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B.C. and the Orange Shirt Society say ‘Every Child Matters’

September 21, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government and the Orange Shirt Society are joining forces to highlight the inter-generational impact of residential schools on children by raising awareness of the Orange Shirt Day campaign. Government members will be joined by Orange Shirt Society president Phyllis Webstad on the steps of the B.C. Parliament Buildings […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017138 Views

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Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends – CBC

‘At the time, as young kids, it sounded good … like we were going to make it in a day or 2’ Sep 21, 2017 When the highway connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk year-round finally opens in November, Bernard Andreason hopes to be there. But it will be a celebration tinged with loss and regret. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201758 Views

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CWF to host 2017 national conservation summit to explore innovative approaches to wildlife conservation

OTTAWA, September 18, 2017 -The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is calling Canadians to help chart a path forward for innovative actions to ensure abundant wildlife and habitat for future generations. The CWF 2017 National Conservation Summit will bring together approximately 175 people with a broad range of perspectives on wildlife including environmental groups, indigenous leaders, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201743 Views

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$13.5-million boost for Indigenous students at VIU – Times Colonist

Vancouver Island University is increasing learning opportunities for Indigenous students by providing $13.5 million in new funding. Initiatives include extra supports such as “education navigators,” who work on campuses and communities to help youth access post-secondary education. Funding will also go toward doubling the number of students who are supported through partnerships with First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201762 Views

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Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Teams of ten compete in timed historical survival style relay race. September 20, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Relay Challenge returns as part of the fall equinox celebration. The event is supported through Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The relay takes place September 21 at the Prince Albert campus from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. “We […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201771 Views

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Manitoba Human Rights: Contest for Kids Grades 1-6!

We are all different. We all deserve to be treated with respect. Calling all Grades 1-6 Students: Submit a picture, paragraph or poem telling us why YOU believe human rights are important in Manitoba. http://www.manitobahumanrights.ca/v1/news-events/latest-news-pages/kids-contest0920-6201.html NT5

by aanationtalk on September 21, 201780 Views

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U of S: Free Screening, Us & Them

The United Way of Saskatoon & Area and other community groups are hosting a special screening of Krista Loughton’s film about four homeless individuals, Us & Them. The screening takes place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre, 320 – 20th St. W., Saskatoon at 7:00pm. NT5

by aanationtalk on September 21, 201779 Views

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80 post-secondary students receive QIA scholarships

Iqaluit, Nunavut – September 20, 2017 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to announce the recipients of QIA’s new scholarships for post-secondary students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year. “Education is the most important investment we make,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok, “it gives young Inuit the necessary skills to succeed in the future, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201789 Views

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Indigenous academics share knowledge at Matariki Conference – Queen’s University

September 21, 2017 A group from Queen’s University travelled to Australia this summer to learn about a topic close to their hearts. Ana Mejicano Greenberg (Artsci’18), Jenna O’Connor (M.Ed’18), and Katrina Brown Akootchook (M.Ed’18), along with Professor Lindsay Morcom from the Faculty of Education, participated in the Matariki Indigenous Student Mobility Program (MISMP) in July. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201759 Views

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Mulroney breaks ground for Mulroney Institute: ‘It was a major endeavour’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2017  ANTIGONISH, N.S. _ Brian Mulroney returned once more to St. Francis Xavier University, his Nova Scotia alma mater, for the official ground-breaking of a $100 million project for which he raised the money and which in part bears his name. The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government will be dedicated to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201775 Views

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StFX breaks ground on transformational Mulroney Institute of Government and Xaverian Commons

September 20, 2017 On an historic day that had many looking to the promise of the future, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney—Canada’s 18th Prime Minister—took a moment to look to the past as well. As hundreds gathered on the StFX campus on Sept. 20 to witness the official ground breaking of the Brian Mulroney Institute […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201754 Views

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Drama 211 – Indigenous Performance Methods

Credits: Usask Published on Sep 6, 2017 In the summer of 2016, the Drama department at the University of Saskatchewan, offered an innovative new course called Indigenous Theatre Performance Methods – Drama 211. Designed to teach Indigenous languages through performance training methods.

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017193 Views

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Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University

In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth was announced today at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will join Yukon College in a collaboration supported by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation that creates opportunities for Indigenous learners […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017199 Views

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Literature Takes Its Place in the Spotlight in Québec City

The Government of Canada supports the 8th Québec en toutes lettres festival and the annual programming of the Maison de la littérature QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 20, 2017  – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $12,500 in funding for the Institut Canadien de Québec. This funding will support the presentation of the 8th Québec en toutes lettres festival, which takes place from October 21 to 29, 2017, as […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017126 Views

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RHF: Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University and Yukon College

Vancouver Island University and Yukon College to increase enrollment and completion rates of Indigenous learners NANAIMO, B.C.— In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth at Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Yukon College is being announced today. Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017150 Views

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Selkirk College Making Strides for Rural Health Care

SEP 18 2017 Started in 2014, the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine Program has already made an important contribution to improving access to a future in medicine or health related fields for students from a variety of backgrounds. The program welcomed its fourth cohort to the Castlegar Campus as the pioneer class embarked on the next […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201796 Views

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NWCC engaging community on proposed new name

September 18, 2017 Terrace, BC – Northwest Community College is entering its final stage of engagement with community to discuss its proposed new name – Coast Mountain College. The new proposed name comes after two years of research and an extensive strategic planning process that involved staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members. The strategic planning […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201777 Views

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Strong Focus on Students Translates into Enrolment Growth at Canadore

Sep 19, 2017 | Canadore College (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College is reporting historic levels of enrolment to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) for its fall semester. Overall, Canadore’s enrolment is documenting growth of 5.5 per cent at its regional campuses, which breaks out into a two per cent increase […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201773 Views

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Algoma U Hosts Two-Time Giller Prize Winner Moyez G. Vassanji

September 19, 2017 As part of Algoma University’s Algoma Reads program, Algoma University will be hosting two of the shortlisted 2017 Canada Reads authors for public lectures this fall. This lecture series kicks-off with a talk from two-time Giller Prize winner Moyez G. Vassanji on September 26 at 5:30pm in the Doc Brown Lounge. Algoma […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201771 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut sign a bilateral agreement on early learning and child care

More spaces, professional development opportunities and focus on Nunavut’s official languages September 20, 2017                 Iqaluit, Nunavut The Government of Canada is making significant investments in early learning and child care systems to improve the lives of Canadian children and their families. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017128 Views

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Queen’s National Scholar wins prestigious Trudeau Fellowship

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Queen’s National Scholar Norman Vorano has been named as one of only five recipients of a prestigious Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship – one of the most competitive awards available to humanities and social science scholars in Canada. Dr. Vorano, assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201772 Views

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UBC: Health care, education key to keeping women out of prison

September 19, 2017 Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. “Our findings show that their return to criminal activity was related to a lack of basic, primary health care […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017110 Views

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New name, new location, new advisor for Dal’s Indigenous Student Centre – Dalhousie University

September 20, 2017 With a new academic year comes new support for Indigenous students at Dalhousie. Over the summer the Aboriginal Student Centre was renamed the Indigenous Student Centre, and moved from its location on the fourth floor of the Student Union Building to the first floor of 1321 Edward St. The centre also welcomed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201780 Views

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Government of Canada Congratulates Miawpukek First Nation on Opening of New School

September 20, 2017 – Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Federal Government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to provide quality learning environments and to ensure equality of opportunity for First Nation students. These environments help celebrate Indigenous culture and are conducive to the academic success […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017129 Views

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Lethbridge College: Indigenous Celebration Day

September 19, 2017 Come and celebrate the pride, history and knowledge of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures at the 2017 Indigenous Celebration Day. The day’s schedule of events will provide a line-up of both traditional and contemporary entertainment, including powwow drumming and dancing performances, Métis fiddling and jigging, a hand drum contest and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017104 Views

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Three U of M students earn recognition with Vanier Scholarships – UM Today

September 20, 2017 — Three University of Manitoba graduate students are recipients of 2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. These awards, considered the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, help recruit and keep in Canada top doctoral students from across the country and around the world. Each recipient will receive $150,000 over three years towards […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201771 Views

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Nipissing sending 68-member team to Toronto – North Bay Nugget

September 20, 2017 It’s a critical time for university recruitment in Ontario this week, with more than 120,000 prospective students and their supporters visiting the Ontario Universities’ Fair in downtown Toronto. Nipissing is sending a team of 68 people, including14 faculty members, 14 students, one member of the board of governors, and 39 staffers representing […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201769 Views

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Laurier opening new research office in Yellowknife

Sept. 18, 2017 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is opening a research office in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), which will allow it to further develop its national and international leadership in cold regions research. The office will host a grand opening on Sept. 25, as well as a panel discussion on Laurier’s northern research at the Prince […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017181 Views

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

One single word can have a lot of power. For years, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has used the term “Aboriginal” when discussing its First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and the programs and services designed to support them. However, the term has a murky past — it was not chosen by any group it refers to. But, […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2017120 Views

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Scholarship program to honour influential quartet, support educational opportunities for Blackfoot students

Seeking to preserve the Blackfoot cultural legacies of four influential men while furthering educational opportunities for Blackfoot students, Dr. Robert and Mrs. Priscilla Janes and the University of Lethbridge have created a series of new student awards for Blackfoot students. The awards, for both graduate and undergraduate level students from the Blackfoot Confederacy, are named […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017171 Views

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Unveiling of the Indigenous Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg arbour – U of Sudbury

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, a crowd gathered for the official unveiling of the Indigenous Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg arbour at the University of Sudbury. During this ceremony, both the arbour structure and a recognition plaque were unveiled. To mark this special occasion, Elder Jerry Otowadjiwan and Elder Josephine Mandamin shared their wisdom, and assisted with a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201787 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Introduce Indigenous Graphic Novels at Grand Opening of School in Conne River

September 19, 2017 The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will introduce award-winning author, David Alexander Robertson’s Indigenous graphic novels during the grand opening of St. Anne (Se’t A’newey Kina’matino’kuom) School tomorrow (Wednesday, September 20), at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at St. Anne School, 77 McDonaldewey Awti, Conne […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017170 Views

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Blackfoot Confederacy flag now permanently flying at Lethbridge College

Sept. 19, 2017 – Acknowledging and celebrating its location on the traditional land of the Blackfoot people, Lethbridge College is proud to permanently fly the Blackfoot Confederacy flag in front of its campus. The flag was unveiled during a traditional ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. “It is important to have symbols of what we believe in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017176 Views

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The Heart of a Caring Community – Canadore College

Sep 19, 2017 Grandmother-in-Residence, Lorraine Whiteduck Liberty, is an Ojibwe Grandmother and cultural carrier and water advocate from Nipissing First Nation. Lorraine’s journey towards spirituality and community involvement started shortly after her youngest moved away from home. Wanting to stay active, she found purpose and inspiration through the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre. She attended […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017135 Views

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NAIG General Manager praises McMaster’s leadership during the Games – Daily News

September 15, 2017 If you were around McMaster University from July 16-21 you would have noticed the hive of activity as campus served as a hub for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Host society members, mission staff, officials, and more than 2,180 athletes were housed in the Athlete’s Village for the duration of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017104 Views

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Media Advisory – Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Paul Quassa Minister of Education will make an announcement regarding early learning and child care

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), and Paul Quassa, Minister of Education and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Aggu, will make an announcement regarding early learning and child care. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017164 Views

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Register for tipi raising competition on campus – URegina

September 15, 2017 Here’s your opportunity to be a part of Treaty 4 celebrations at the University of Regina. The annual Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition takes places September 29 on campus. This is the 10th year for this event, which attracts more people each year. “We’re proud to offer the tipi raising competition […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017102 Views

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Indigenous Studies Program celebrates 25 years at McMaster – Daily News

September 15, 2017 On Wednesday, September 13 the Indigenous Studies Program, in conjunction with their INDIGST 1A03 course, held their annual Welcome event. The date marks the 25th anniversary of the Program at McMaster University. Students gathered at the Nibwaakaawin Teg, outdoor Indigenous Gathering Space, located between University Club and Whidden Hall, to listen to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017107 Views

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Montreal indigenous community gathers to celebrate 16th annual Pow Wow at McGill – McGill Tribune

On Sept. 15, the McGill First People’s House (FPH) hosted the 16th annual Pow Wow on Lower Field. Members of the indigenous community from Montreal and other parts of Canada sang, danced, and socialized with students and families to celebrate to their indigenous culture. For FPH Administrative Coordinator Dana-Marie Williams, an organizer of this year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017103 Views

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Indigenous Slur Appears 39 Times In Book Taught To BC High Schoolers – Huffington Post Canada

Students were asked to match slurs with their definition. VANCOUVER — A complaint from a parent about a classroom assignment to match the word “squaw” to “Aboriginal woman” has prompted a publisher to remove a book for review and is raising questions about how schools should teach controversial topics. A Vancouver woman took to social […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201794 Views

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Minister Philpott Congratulates First Nation on the Opening of its New School in Esk’etemc, British Columbia

September 19, 2017     Alkali Lake, British Columbia     Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Our government is committed to working in genuine partnership with First Nation communities to build school facilities that foster pride and cultural identity while meeting the needs of First Nation students. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, offers her […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017170 Views

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Canada Needs a True Northern University in an Era of Climate Change – The Tyee

A multi-campus enterprise would help us learn to flourish in the warming North. Over 50 years ago, John Diefenbaker was promoting development of Canada’s north, and thereby drawing the population away from the strip along the U.S. border where most us lived. His northern dream went glimmering by the late 1960s, but it looks like […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201786 Views

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B.C. teaching material linking ‘squaw’ to ‘Aboriginal woman’ pulled for review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2017 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A complaint from a parent about a classroom assignment to match the word “squaw” to “Aboriginal woman” has prompted a publisher to remove a book for review and is raising questions about how schools should teach controversial topics. A Vancouver woman took […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017133 Views

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