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Indigenous atlases for Alberta students

January 18, 2019 The province is providing every Alberta junior high and high school with a copy of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. The initiative is to help bring First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and contributions to life in classrooms across the province. As part of the Alberta government’s commitment to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201923 Views

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Laurier-hosted virtual reality film experience envisions the future, highlights Indigenous languages

January 17, 2019 Brantford – Enter a radically different Toronto when Biidaaban: First Light, a virtual reality film experience rooted in Indigenous futurism, arrives at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus Jan. 28 and 29. Biidaaban: First Light takes viewers to a future Toronto, where the city’s infrastructure has been reclaimed by nature and Indigenous language and knowledge survive. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201920 Views

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Ellen Waterman Named First Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada

January 18, 2019 Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture has announced the appointment of Ellen Waterman as the first Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada, taking effect on January 1st, 2019. For many years, Waterman has been a familiar and central figure on the Canadian music scene. She brings a distinguished record of research […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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New projects through Workforce Innovation Centre to support rural residents, women, newcomers

January 17, 2019 The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) has announced more than $2.27 million in funding for the Second Call for Proposals (2018) approved through the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre. The funding, being provided as part of the Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201914 Views

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Seneca College: Reflections on colonization

Candy Palmater speaks at third annual Seneca Talks Jan. 17, 2019 It was nearly standing-room only for the 2019 edition of Seneca Talks. The first of a four-part lecture series presented by First Peoples@Seneca, special guest Candy Palmater gave a lecture then led a discussion at the Great Hall on Monday, Jan. 14. A diverse audience of more than 200 people […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201912 Views

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Nunavik’s women’s association looking for role models – Nunatsiaq News

January 18, 2019 You can nominate candidates by Feb. 17 Saturviit Women’s Association is looking to honour Nunavimmiut women who have a positive influence on others. The organization is now taking nominations for its first-ever role model awards, which will honour four exceptional Nunavimmiut women, one from each of Nunavik’s regions: Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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NT Government: Education Leaders’ Meeting

January 17, 2019 The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), met with territorial education leaders on January 9, 2019 to continue discussion on improving the education system. Leaders from all regions of the Northwest Territories gathered to review progress to date and plan for future work. Among the discussion topics was […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Opinion: Wet’suwet’en were coerced by government – The Charlatan

January 17, 2019 Building pipelines and other infrastructure on unceded Indigenous territories without free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) is legally and morally problematic. What few realize is that it is but the natural evolution of the same forced assimilation processes Canada has engaged in since time immemorial. The peculiarity of the idea that every […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201912 Views

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VIU: Recognizing the Power of Place Names in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

January 17, 2019 Long before British Captain George Henry Richards named Mount Arrowsmith in the late 1800s, the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island had many distinctive titles given to it, depending which side the 1,819 metre peak was viewed from. In 2000, the Arrowsmith moniker was used in the designation of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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MicroWorlds JR. available in Ojibwe, bringing together coding & language skill development

TakingITGlobal and LCSI’s Code to Learn Initiative funded by CanCode has reached over 50,000 Canadian students to date FORT FRANCES, ON, Jan. 17, 2019  – Canadian students can now develop their computational thinking skills while reinforcing their knowledge of the Ojibwe language, thanks to a new Ojibwe language version of the award-winning MicroWorlds JR software released […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201930 Views

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U of Winnipeg: 2019 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Garry Thomas Morse

January 17, 2019 UWinnipeg is pleased to announce that poet, novelist, and editor Garry Thomas Morse is the 2019 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence. Originally from Canada’s west coast,  Morse now calls Winnipeg home. His work has twice been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, and twice short-listed for the national Re-Lit Award for fiction. Morse’s poetry book Discovery Passages explores myth, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201917 Views

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Culturally appropriate services for First Nations critical during wildfire evacuations, study shows – Folio

January 17, 2019 New U of A research first to look at why Indigenous people want to leave or stay in their community after mandatory evacuation notice. Members of Indigenous communities faced with abandoning home during mandatory wildfire evacuations should have the option to remain in their traditional territory or other nearby Indigenous communities if […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201932 Views

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How designers can plan healthier communities, together with Indigenous families – The Conversation CA

January 17, 2019 We know that there is a vast gap between the health of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians; in fact Indigenous children fall well below national health averages for Canadian children. Indigenous advocates and researchers have extensively documented causes contributing to this inequality. They include many social determinants of health and cultural factors — foremost, the colonial legacy of dispossession […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201932 Views

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VIU Research Will Inspire Youth to Preserve Culture and Protect Salmon

January 16, 2019 Having the opportunity to go back to her community as a scholar to support the development of programs to preserve her language and culture is exciting to Vancouver Island University (VIU) Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor Dr. Georgina Martin. Martin has been awarded a $50,000 dollar Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Indigenous Research […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Commentary: Historical lawsuit affirms Indigenous laws on par with Canada’s – Folio

Superior Court of Ontario decision informed by Anishinaabe principles could signal long-needed correction in treaty relations, says U of A legal scholar. There is a tired joke, a standard for Indigenous peoples on the Prairies, regarding the five dollar bill. The bill is sometimes referred to as “treaty money,” and a chuckle is shared when […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201920 Views

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Corporations don’t seem to understand Indigenous jurisdiction – The Conversation CA

Jan. 17, 2019 Indigenous jurisdiction is at the centre of the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The same is true of the Trans Mountain expansion. In both cases, the corporations involved have misunderstood or misrepresented the risks associated with jurisdictional uncertainty. The Coastal GasLink pipeline is part of the massive LNG Canada project. If built, the pipeline […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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NEC partners with Paladin Security

January 15, 2019 Paladin Security & Native Education College have teamed up to create an Employment Training Partnership designed to give you the skills you need to start working in the security sector. Bus tickets, hot meals, and daycare subsidies are all provided to help you succeed. And the best part; convenient evening classes so […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201925 Views

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BC Government: Student Ranger Program accepting applications for 2019 season

Jan. 16, 2019 VICTORIA – Young adults interested in learning a diverse range of job skills while working outdoors this summer can now apply for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program. Now in its second year, the Student Ranger Program provides 48 young adults training and employment opportunities in B.C.’s parks and protected areas, with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201934 Views

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Talking Treaties at Yorkton high school – OTC

Office of the Treaty Commissioner staff headed back to school last week. Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan Mary Culbertson and researcher Lissa Morin talked with students from Grade 9 to 12 at Yorkton Regional High School. They spoke on the Treaty relationship, Indian Residential Schools, the Indian Act, as well as intergenerational trauma and how it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201928 Views

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Minster Monsef establishes new Advisory Committee to support efforts to end gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions

From: Status of Women Canada Members will develop a framework and lead discussion to further guide federal action across Canada January 16, 2019 – Montréal, QC – Department for Women and Gender Equality No one should be subject to acts of violence—period. However, incidents of sexual assault on school, college, and university campuses remain one […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201936 Views

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Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Government of Yukon ratify new collective agreement

On January 14, members of the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement with the Government of Yukon. The new agreement will expire on June 30, 2021. The revised agreement includes a range of provisions including changes to maternity and parental leave, defining the criteria to convert temporary employees to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201931 Views

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U of Manitoba: Eighth annual PACE Cultural Evening celebrates diversity

The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) is hosting their eighth annual Cultural Evening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) on Friday, January 18 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. “Cultural Night is the signature event of the year for PACE, I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” said Kim Loeb, PACE Executive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201921 Views

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PLATO Testing Partners With Sault College To Enable Meaningful Careers For Indigenous Locals

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 11, 2019) – PLATO Testing (PLATO) has partnered with Sault College to deliver software testing training to Indigenous students beginning February 4, 2019. In September, PLATO, a company that addresses the technology talent shortage in Canada by bringing training and employment to First Nations, Métis and Inuit across Canada, announced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201951 Views

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Study of Fort McMurray homes after wildfire should give residents ‘peace of mind’: U of T researchers – U of T New

Despite devastating 2016 wildfires that turned skies grey and forced an evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alta., University of Toronto researchers have found no evidence of harmful levels of residual toxic substances in local homes. Instead, their study of more than 60 homes in Fort McMurray found levels of contaminants comparable to homes across Canada. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201933 Views

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Up where she belongs: New Sask. pilot hopes to inspire future female Indigenous aviators – CBC

A chance encounter changed the course of Daniella Pettiti’s life, sending her from the lab to the skies Jan 16, 2019 A chance meeting prompted a Saskatchewan woman quit her job at age 30 — and now she’s a licensed pilot who recently graduated through an Indigenous flight school. Daniella Pettiti is Cree from the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201926 Views

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Chief Sunrise class melts hearts with stunning projects – Cabin Radio

Students at a Kátł’odeeche First Nation school have set out to supply clean water, build new homes, and ensure everyone is loved – one step at a time. The small-scale, big-hearted projects from students aged five to eight are in turn heartwarming and heartbreaking. Individual students’ projects range from help for other children whose parents […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201917 Views

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City of Yellowknife: Fort Smith, Inuvik and Yellowknife urge the GNWT to Develop the Vision for Post Secondary Education

January 11, 2019 The Town of Fort Smith, the Town of Inuvik and the City of Yellowknife recognize the shared interest in strong post-secondary opportunities for our residents, our communities and all northerners. Together, as the three communities currently hosting Aurora College campuses, we urge the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to establish a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201923 Views

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Breaking of Gidimt’en checkpoint reveals true nature of reconciliation in Canadian – The Gateway Online

A group of Gidimt’en protesting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline set up a roadblock near Houston, British Columbia earlier this month. On January 7, RCMP officers came to enforce an injunction on their checkpoint. Resistance towards this injunction lead to the arrest of 14 individuals and the dismantling of the checkpoint. I’m not going to lie […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201934 Views

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NIC offers Early Childhood Health and Safety Course in Ucluelet

Date: Feb 7, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019 Course Code: ECC-168 NIC is offering  ECC 168 – Health, Safety and Nutrition in Childcare Settings at the Tla-o-qui-aht Education Building, 371 Esowista every Thursday, from Feb. 7 to Mar. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm this winter. Gain in-demand skills and work toward your Early […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201926 Views

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Helping students take a STEP towards summer employment – Bonnyville Nouvelle

Jan 15, 2019 Employers aren’t the only ones benefitting from the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Every year, the province announces funding for businesses and organizations through STEP, a subsidy initiative that covers half of the cost of hiring a high school or post-secondary student for up to 37.5 hours per week for four to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201918 Views

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Coastal communities buoyed by new VIU fish-health lab

NANAIMO – Communities dependent on fisheries are getting help in protecting British Columbia’s fish stocks through the new, provincially funded Centre for Innovation in Fish Health at Vancouver Island University (VIU). “Our coastal communities depend on healthy fish stocks for their economic, social and spiritual well-being. For too long, the necessary investments and protections required […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201915 Views

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CIRA to strengthen Canadian internet infrastructure, online access and digital literacy with $1.25 million investment

Community Investment Program application period now open January 15, 2019, Ottawa, ON – Starting today, CIRA is calling on Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions with innovative internet projects in need of funding to apply for a CIRA grant. The annual Community Investment Program application period is now open, with $1.25 million available. Applicants have […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201940 Views

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Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) releases Emerging Voices: on access to post-secondary journalism education for Indigenous youth in Ontario

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2019 – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is releasing Emerging Voices: A dual examination into access to post-secondary education for Indigenous youth in Ontario, and what journalism schools in Ontario are doing to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call To Action #86. The goal of this landmark report is twofold. First, better understand the pathways of opportunity and/or […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201958 Views

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Red River College hosts first cannabis-centred job fair – CBC

Event organized to help students find entry-level positions in new industry Jan 15, 2019 After its first marijuana-centred course exceeded enrolment expectations, Red River College held its first job fair for those interested in joining the marijuana industry. Three cannabis retailers were at Monday’s job fair, offering information and even job applications. Among them was […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201916 Views

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Media Advisory: Carleton University Art Gallery to Celebrate Opening of Winter 2019 Exhibitions

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will host a celebration in honour of the opening of three winter exhibitions: UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH – Christi Belcourt – A Retrospective with Isaac Murdoch; Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble, curated by Heather Anderson and Marie-Hélène Leblanc; and My Mom, kahntinetha Horn, the “Military […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201936 Views

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Notice Program spells out options on IAP and ADR Records: My Records, My Choice

Former students at Indian Residential Schools can keep their records private, share them, or preserve them for history. Regina, January 14 2019 — The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to the records […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201936 Views

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Arctic Circle Forum in China in May 2019

Jan 14, 2019 The Arctic Circle will hold a Forum May 10-11 in Shanghai under the title “China and the Arctic,” hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Deadline for the proposals is March 1. The Forum will be organized in cooperation with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201926 Views

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Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24 – UFV Today

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201924 Views

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Conestoga College: New students welcomed at Orientation

This winter, the Conestoga community welcomed approximately 1,750 new students to the college during Orientation, held January 3 and 4 across Conestoga campuses. Designed to offer support as they transition successfully to the college, Orientation provides an opportunity for new students to meet program faculty and learn about services available on campus. Conestoga’s International Office […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201920 Views

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Research grants to USask advance Indigenous agriculture, safe water, reconciliation

Jan 14, 2019 SASKATOON – Four University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $160,000 in Connection Grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for projects aimed at revitalizing agriculture on Indigenous lands, fostering reconciliation, ensuring safe water supplies, and designing sustainable communities. The awards, which aim to strengthenIndigenous research capacity and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201936 Views

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From Olympians to thespians: OC Speaker Series presenters will inspire and delight

This week, Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is launching a series of presentations designed to inspire the community to embrace its potential in 2019. “The OC Speaker Series offers the community a chance to learn new things, and the lineup this term features a rich array of topics to motivate and engage people of all ages,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201935 Views

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Governor General’s History Awards to be Presented at Rideau Hall

January 11, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present teachers and other outstanding Canadians with the 2018 Governor General’s History Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General’s History Awards recognize recipients’ efforts to further an interest in Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201934 Views

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UTSC talking circles established to address reconciliation with Indigenous peoples – Varsity

Ten weekly circles to be led by UTSC’s Indigenous Elder Wendy Phillips, Circles of Reconciliation’s Susan Dowan In the first of many upcoming talking circles, UTSC’s Indigenous Elder Wendy Phillips gathered with members of the UTSC community on January 11 to introduce the goals of this initiative and how it hopes to address the final […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201927 Views

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Giant Indigenous Peoples Atlas floor map gives students a new perspective on Canada – CBC

Map helps kids understand ‘how long this country has not been Canada, how long it’s been Indigenous land’ Jan 13, 2019 A giant floor map based on the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada has been travelling the country, giving educators and students a chance to take a different look at Canada. “First and foremost, being […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201926 Views

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My Dreams for Indigenous Education in Canada – TheTyee.ca

Stó:lō educator Jo-ann Archibald, new Order of Canada recipient, imagines the brightest future for her field. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem has a PhD in Education. She has held teaching positions in North Vancouver and Chilliwack school districts and was the former director of the First Nations House of Learning, associate dean for Indigenous education […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201937 Views

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Giant Indigenous Peoples Atlas floor map gives students a new perspective on Canada

Credits: CBC News A giant floor map based on the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada has been travelling the country, giving educators and students a chance to take a different look at Canada. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4951663 For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 201985 Views

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Change of date and keynote speaker announced for OACYC Provincial Conference hosted by Fleming College; June 5 – 7, 2019

Peterborough ON – (January 10, 2019) – Fleming College is pleased to announce the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) Provincial Conference, Weaving Perspectives, Liz Stone. Due to the College’s convocation dates, the conference dates have changed to June 5 – 7, 2019. We apologize for any […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201955 Views

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Seneca College: A new era begins at CITE

Jan. 10, 2019 “What this building means is that we now have an externally facing and dynamic environment for our partners to come. It’s open for business and we anticipate our partners to spend more time with us. People will want to be here.” Seneca’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) opened its doors […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201945 Views

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Brandon University report details Indigenous economic impact in Manitoba for the first time

January 10, 2019 Indigenous people in Manitoba make strong contributions to the provincial economy, which have been detailed for the first time in a comprehensive report released today. Indigenous spending in Manitoba totaled $9.3 billion in the year 2016, the equivalent of contributing 3.9% to the provincial GDP — greater than oil and gas (including […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201938 Views

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AIAI RFP: Term Contract – FN New Teacher Induction Program – Phase II

DESCRIPTION The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is seeking proposals to fill a Term Consultant position for the AIAI Education Partnership Program (EPP). The project involves the development of a series of Teacher Training Modules which will include Power Point Training Sessions. The First Nation New Teacher Induction Consultant (s) will be responsible […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201936 Views

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