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CNA women, indigenous students receive 10-year Hebron funding award

Bursaries totalling $447,000 target apprenticeship-related skilled trades December 05, 2018 St. JOHN’S, NL –  College of the North Atlantic (CNA) will offer apprenticeship bursaries to women and indigenous students enrolled in apprenticeship-related trades programs thanks to a generous donation from the Hebron Project Employers’ Association. A presentation to CNA was made at the college’s Prince Philip […]

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Elder Joe Michael named first Elder in Residence at the Mount

December 05, 2018 A steadfast commitment to students Joe is no stranger to the Mount community. He has often led Indigenous ceremonies on campus and been part of classroom discussions on Mi’kmaq culture. He is glad to formally join the University in the role of Elder in Residence, a position that he notes marks “a […]

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Lakehead shares successes, plans for future in Report to Community (6 photos) – BradfordToday

December 07, 2018 University is planning for next round of construction at Orillia campus. Nearly 50 per cent of full-time undergraduate students on the Orillia campus come from Simcoe County Lakehead University has enjoyed steady growth in Orillia since opening a campus here 12 years ago, and that growth is expected to continue. The university […]

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SHHS students participate in cultural exchange to Nunavut – The Post – Ontario

December 06, 2018 Last month 23 Sacred Heart High School students and three teachers participated in a culturally enriching and educational exchange to Igloolik, Nunavut. Arranged through Experiences Canada, a national registered charity that helps to fund exchanges, including the Indigenous exchange SHHS took part in, to provide youth with an opportunity to share their […]

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Lakehead University’s Report to the Community celebrates important people, achievements

December 5, 2018 – Orillia, ON The theme of Lakehead University’s 2018 Report to the Community was Engage. Explore. Excel. The annual luncheon at Hawk Ridge Golf Club on December 5, featured a talk-show style presentation hosted by Lakehead Orillia Principal, Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, and interviews with some of the exceptional people who helped make the […]

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Royal Roads U: First grads complete certificate program in Kitselas Nation

Thirteen students have successfully completed courses in the Certificate in Cultural and Natural Resources Assessment (CCNRA) program offered by Royal Roads University in partnership with the Kitselas Nation. The graduates, members of the Kitselas Nation, Métis Nation and Gitxsan Nation, began the program in April. The program took place in the community of Gitaus in […]

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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all – Globe and Mail

November 6, 2018 Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr. Abel knew he’d found what […]

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Record levels of mercury released by thawing permafrost in Canadian Arctic – Folio

Toxic chemical contained in permafrost being released by thawing and slumping into waterways, according to U of A researchers. Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta ecologists. “We measured total mercury concentrations of up to 1,200 nanograms per […]

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GDI: Call for Proposals Digital Marketing Workshop

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment Inc is presently accepting proposals from organizations interested in the delivery of a Digital Marketing Workshop. Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment Inc. has identified high demand from Métis entrepreneurs wanting to receive training on digital marketing platforms to assist in creating, maintaining, or expanding a business. Targeted participants […]

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Employment equity report suggests U of T closing representation gaps – U of T News

The University of Toronto’s Report on Employment Equity 2017-2018 suggests the university is improving representation gaps among its employees – although there’s still much work to be done. The recently released report, based on a survey that’s among the most detailed of any Canadian post-secondary institution, indicated the largest increase in representation was among U […]

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UPEI – Science as a Right: a panel discussion in recognition of UN Human Rights Day

The University of Prince Edward Island, along with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization), present “Science as a Right”, a panel discussion in recognition of the United Nations Human Rights Day. The event is Monday, December 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage House, 2 […]

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Amanda Reid Rogers on her position as Piluwitahasuwin – Brunswickan

In a significant step towards fulfilling its Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan, the University of New Brunswick has welcomed a new Indigenous leader to campus. Amanda Reid Rogers was recently appointed to the position of Piluwitahasuwin, or assistant vice-president Indigenous engagement. The duties of the Piluwitahasuwin will span across both the Fredericton and Saint […]

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More Than Half of Domestic Homicide Victims Are From Vulnerable Demographics, New Study Finds

December 6, 2018 More than half of Canadians killed through domestic violence in recent years were Indigenous, immigrants or refugees, lived in rural, remote or northern areas, or were children, according to a first-ever report led by a U of G researcher. The inaugural report titled One Is Too Many: Trends and Patterns in Domestic […]

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Dinner connects business and industry with Moose Jaw students

Presented by Graham Group, Sask Polytech’s Business and Industry Dinner provides networking opportunities and raises funds for student awards December 6, 2018 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinners presented by Graham Group provide a valuable applied learning opportunity for students to build networks for their future careers. Employers in attendance are provided the opportunity […]

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De Beers Group Expands STEM Scholarship Program for Women in Canada

04 Dec 2018 De Beers Group is pleased to announce additional scholarship funding for Canadian women pursuing full-time studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects and STEM-related studies. These scholarships are part of wider focus on gender equality by De Beers Group as a United Nations HeForShe Thematic Champion. In 2019 De Beers […]

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Nothing short of a nightmare’: The Indigenous experience on campus – APTN News

December 5, 2018 On this edition to APTN’s InFocus, host Melissa Ridgen looks at Indigenous experiences on campus, from the perspective of educators and students. There’s no shortage of stories in the news or social media of incidents like the ‘Its okay to be white’ posters that were posted at the University of Manitoba, and […]

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McMaster observes Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 06, 2018 McMaster’s Anti-Violence Network and Indigenous Studies Program are observing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today on campus. There will be a poster exhibit in the ceremonial room of the Indigenous Studies office in L.R. Wilson Hall (Room 1003). The display, hosted by the Women + Gender […]

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Canada’s shameful history of sterilizing Indigenous women – USask

Indigenous women are murdered, go missing or face abuse at much higher rates than non-Indigenous women in Canada. Recent news stories now report that birthing mothers have also been sterilized (given tubal ligations) without their full and informed consent, as recently as 2017. Dec 6, 2018 These shocking stories describe women being told that they […]

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Cowichan Tribes Elders Teach Land-based Sustainability Course at VIU

December 5, 2018 Enhanced connections to the land, a deeper appreciation for the culture of local First Nations communities and the desire to pass these experiences on to others were key takeaways for students enrolled in a land-based teacher education course offered at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus. Co-taught by Education Professor Nadine Cruickshanks […]

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Manitowabi, McCool acclaimed Chair and Vice-Chair

NORTH BAY (dECEMBER 5, 2018) – On Tuesday December 4, 2018, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board held it’s inaugural meeting for the 2018-2022 term.  The meeting began with an Inaugural Mass, celebrated with Father Francis Ezenezi, and included a beautiful Commissioning and Renewal of Commitment ceremony. The board appointed by acclamation, Judy Manitowabi and […]

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Announcements – December 2018 – University Affairs

DEC 05 2018 University of Regina president Vianne Timmons is one of 12 recipients of a 2019 Indspire Award. The awards, formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, celebrate and encourage excellence throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities. Dr. Timmons grew up in Labrador and is of Mi’kmaq heritage. After she earned her education degree in […]

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REDress: Representing missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – The Gazette

Over 40 red dresses hang from trees across Western’s campus: a powerful reminder of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls that scatter our nation’s soil. The REDress project was created by Métis artist Jaime Black in 2011 as a response to the critical national issue of gendered violence toward Indigenous women. […]

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Dempster Recognizes 50 Years of Professional Social Work Education

December 5, 2018 Mr. Speaker, on Friday, November 23, I joined with community partners to launch the annual Purple Ribbon campaign to increase awareness and responsiveness to violence against women. As part of the launch, we raised the Purple Ribbon flag, which will remain in place until December 10, coinciding with the International 16 Days […]

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ADSB Welcomes Four New Trustees – SaultOnline.com

December 5, 2018 At the December 4th Inaugural Meeting, Algoma District School Board (ADSB) introduced and welcomed four new Trustees for the December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022 term. Greg Bowman is the new ADSB Trustee representing Ward 3. Greg is a Senior Electrical Planner working at Central Trades at Algoma Steel. For over […]

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Taking a STAND for prison justice – McGill Tribune

December 5, 2018 Individuals passionate about criminal justice and prison reform now have a platform to effect change. Founded in 2017, Students Taking a New Direction (S.T.A.N.D.) for Prison Justice is a newly-developed McGill organization, founded and run entirely by members of the student body. The first McGill group to focus specifically on criminal justice, […]

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NESD program looks to improve First Nations engagement – Nipawin Journal

December 4, 2018 The North East School Division (NESD) has launched a new program to better support First Nations Metis students in the division. LP Miller and Wagner Elementary School, which have the largest populations are seeing the launch of the Following Their Voices program. “It’s a three year program to support teachers and better […]

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Canada sign Education Agreement-in-Principle

December 5, 2018 Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Working collaboratively to renew the relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the Government of Canada reached a major milestone in their […]

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Attending Cambrian and got the blues? These programs can help – Peace River Record Gazette

December 5, 2018 Cambrian students who are a bit down in the dumps now have places to turn. On Tuesday, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin and the North East Local Health Integration Network introduced two new, free psychotherapy services students can use for help dealing with low mood, stress and worry. Both skill-building […]

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Montreal tour guide highlights indigenous history – McGill Tribune

December 5, 2018 Donovan King (BEd ‘10) is attempting to inject diversity into the tourism business. The Montreal-based guide feels that Eurocentric historical narratives monopolize the tour industry. In response, he decided to dedicate his career to counteracting those patterns of unequal representation by publicizing indigenous narratives on his tours. As a history and English […]

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Financial empowerment is the road to success for Indigenous youth – National Post

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Author: Bettina Schneider, Associate Professor and Associate Vice-President Academic, First Nations University of Canada Youth now represent nearly half the Indigenous population in Canada. These young […]

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UVic hosted national reconciliation event

December 04, 2018 UVic was host of the fourth National Building Reconciliation Forum, held earlier this month at UVic in partnership with Universities Canada. The annual gathering serves as a way to explore how universities, governments and Indigenous communities can work together to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. President Jamie Cassels felt it was […]

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Parents and Inuit group worried about changes to Nunavut’s Education Act – CBC

Proposed amendments could change language timelines, DEA structure and authorities Dec 05, 2018 As three months of public consultations on the government of Nunavut’s proposed updates to the Education Act wrap up, some groups remain concerned about what the draft bill will look like. The updates are needed because the current Act, from 2008, mandates […]

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Meet the 2018-19 Ch’nook Scholars: Connecting Indigenous business students – UCalgary News

Program links Haskayne students Richard Sparvier, Ben Cooper-Janvier and Mackenzie Beerbaum to community, business leaders and their culture “These are the future Indigenous business leaders in Canada,” says Haskayne faculty member and Ch’nook Fellow Dr. David Lertzman, PhD, as he talks about the students involved in the Ch’nook Scholars program at the Haskayne School of […]

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Cree youth workers to get Concordia University certification – CBC

‘The workers are more at ease knowing they are equipped with tools,’ says director of youth healing services Dec 05, 2018 Front-line childcare educators working in the James Bay region of Quebec now have access to university certification to help them do a difficult job with more confidence. The program is called Mamouwechitutaau, or ‘let’s […]

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Indigenous teens take to the woods for class with new land-based education project

Credits: CBCSaskatchewan A new program takes Indigenous students on multi-day hunting and fishing trips, where they learn how to harvest healthy and sustainable food sources for their community. The Oskayak Minowin Project, which is funded by Health Canada is a new land-based healing initiative that Carlin Nordstrom started with a group from Poundmaker First Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2018453 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett and Grand Chief Fiddler to participate in the signing of an education Agreement-in-Principle

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will participate in a special ceremony to highlight the signing of an education Agreement-in-Principle, a key step with the participating First Nations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, on the path […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201835 Views

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“The Unforgotten”- Brisdale Public School

Credits: CBC Music Class We are a Grade 5 class from Brisdale Public School in Brampton, Ontario. We are the oldest students in French Immersion at our school and rearranged an Indigenous song called “The Unforgotten”. We included xylophones and drums to add a cultural element to our arrangement. We clapped our hands to match […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2018122 Views

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84,000 Students Across Canada to Take Part in Canada Learning Code Week December 3-10 | CodeWeek.ca

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 – 84,000 Canadian students will participate in the 2nd annual Canada Learning Code Week December 3-10 in over 200 communities across the country. Canada Learning Code Week gives teachers and community groups the free resources required to introduce coding to students with a fun-filled week of learning the digital skills crucial […]

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Archaeologists look to make BC Indigenous site an outdoor classroom – Vernon Morning Star

The 2.4-hectare two-millennium old Ye’yumnuts village was the focus of fight to protect the site Dec. 1, 2018 Eric McLay envisions kiosks, fencing, an outdoor classroom, interpretive signage and trails at the site of an ancient native village in Duncan, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. McLay, who is an archaeologist, and members […]

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Canadian Institute of Forestry Announces an Initiative to Promote Gender Equity in Canada’s Forest Sector

November 30, 2018, Ottawa – The future of Canada’s forest sector requires a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce an initiative to create a National Action Plan to promote gender equity in the forest sector. The CIF-IFC applauds the Government of Canada’s commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201831 Views

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Commentary: Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities – TheChronicleHerald.ca

It is no secret there are stark differences between the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada and their non-Indigenous counterparts. First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples fare more poorly than the average Canadian on virtually every measurable health indicator including infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201834 Views

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Statement from Minister Carolyn Bennett for the 3rd #IndigenousReads Holiday Campaign

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 2, 2018) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “This is the time of year when we think of others and express our love by exchanging gifts. In our family, the best thing ever is to unwrap a book! […]

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UBCIC Congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UBC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 29, 2018) UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was recognized yesterday with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia for his life-long advocacy and work. Grand Chief Phillip is well-known for his commitment and dedication to advocating for Indigenous Title and Rights, and all […]

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From hunt to hide: Indigenous teens take to the woods for class with new land-based education project – CBC

Poundmaker First Nation, Sask., students going on hunting, fishing trips Dec 02, 2018 Carson Albert-Checkosis was still tired from an early wake-up call, but what he saw made him spring to life. On a mid-November morning, the sun was just beginning to light up the shoreline of a large slough in a hunting area about […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201841 Views

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Indigenous novelist Richard Wagamese’s final work to be celebrated at UVic – Times Colonist

December 2, 2018 Richard Wagamese was an Indigenous novelist whose characters, prose and dialogue sparkled from the page. But most important, he was the creator, parent and protector of stories, say people who knew him. “Richard really believed everybody had a story,” said Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, chancellor of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201829 Views

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Keewatin-Patricia school board partners with Windigo First Nations Council to ‘improve lives of children’ – CBC

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Nov. 29 Nov 30, 2018 Officials at the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) say they will be working collaboratively with the Windigo First Nations Council (WFNC) to help Indigenous students get the social, emotional and academic educational opportunities needed to reach their personal and educational goals. A memorandum […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201860 Views

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Indigenous Student Experience at UBC

Credits: UBC Prospective Undergraduates Aboriginal students discuss living and studying at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2018334 Views

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Call for withdrawal of ‘fundamentally flawed’ Quebec high school history texts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2018 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Quebec high school history textbooks are “fundamentally flawed” and should be removed from all schools across Quebec, an expert committee formed by the province’s largest English school board has concluded. Students in the Grade 9 and 10 Canadian and Quebec history classes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201832 Views

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MNO Grand River Métis Council offers workshops on self-defence and baking – MNO

On June 16 and 17 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) offered workshops on self-defence and diabetic baking. Women’s Representative for MNO GRMC Colleen Brunelle organized two days of workshops with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Métis Liaison Cpl. Cheryle Hayden in partnership with MNO Family Wellness Co-ordinator Sam Cressman. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201830 Views

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New federal investment will help boost number of women in Canada’s forestry sector

From: Status of Women Canada News release Project will help women access good middle class jobs by creating more inclusive workplaces November 29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Status of Women Canada The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201841 Views

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