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Central Okanagan residents receiving training for local jobs with government support

March 21, 2017 KELOWNA – Up to 322 job seekers are receiving training for jobs in the Central Okanagan, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments. The governments have allocated more than $1 million in total to Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) and YMCA of Okanagan to deliver three training programs from fall 2016 […]

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U of Waterloo: University panel to address policy and practice on sexual violence on campuses

Monday, March 20, 2017 The University of Waterloo is hosting an expert panel to address gender violence on university campuses with specific attention to institutional challenges and the University of Waterloo’s response. There will be a Q & A to follow. Gendered Violence on Campus: Institutional Policy and Practice coincides with the recent implementation of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201728 Views

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First Nations University of Canada and Katimavik to support Indigenous youth and reconciliation

Providing more opportunities for Indigenous youth to pursue their life goals through successful post-secondary learning and developing job market skills for the 21st century is the cornerstone of a new partnership between First Nations University and Katimavik. With restored funding for Katimavik, this agreement will enable the partners to work together to provide opportunities for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201734 Views

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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include Three Minute Thesis and the Celebration of Community Research Monday, March 20, 2017 Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201723 Views

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Building a better Canada talk today for World Social Work Day – Nipissing U

Nipissing University celebrates World Social Work Day on March 21 by welcoming Gordon Phaneuf, chief executive officer at the Child Welfare League of Canada, to speak on a vitally important topic: Building a Better Canada for all Children and Youth, at 6 p.m. in room F210. This lecture will explore some of the key trends […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201727 Views

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Laurier report provides universities with recommendations to increase campus diversity in Canada

March 21, 2017 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University has released a new report on race and racism on Canadian university campuses, which provides administrators with five calls-to-action to guide them as they work collaboratively to address systemic racism on post-secondary campuses. The e(RACE)r Post-Summit Report, released by Laurier’s Diversity and Equity Office and the Office […]

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North West congratulates Maggie MacDonnell – recipient of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize

Winnipeg, MB, March 21, 2017 – The North West Company and the Healthy Horizons Foundation are pleased to extend congratulations to Maggie MacDonnell for winning the prestigious 2017 Global Teacher Prize. The Global Teacher Prize is presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. The winner is selected […]

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Mohawk College: Indigenous Student Awards

March 20, 2017 Congratulations to this year’s award-winning students Aboriginal Education & Student Services celebrated our 8th Indigenous Student Awards & Recognition Dinner and 50th Anniversary of Colleges year on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Mohawk College staff, family, friends and community members were present to cheer on students who received an Indigenous Student Award. The […]

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Camosun: Cultural Showcase celebrates international and local students’ talent

March 17, 2017 On Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, more than 10 different acts will bring cultures together and celebrate diverse expressions of talent. Admission is free for this family-friendly event. The popular Camosun International Cultural Showcase, now in its tenth consecutive year, celebrates a talented cohort […]

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StFX grad Maggie MacDonnell honoured for teaching excellence, philosophy of hope and kindness, in prestigious $1 million U.S. Global Teacher Prize

March 20, 2017 It’s such an inspiring story about such an inspiring person. Maggie MacDonnell, a 2002 StFX graduate and former Coady Institute intern, has won the coveted 2017 $1 million U.S. Global Teacher Prize—she was singled out from over 20,000 candidates nominated from 179 countries across the globe—for her teaching excellence and philosophy of […]

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic honours diversity at second annual Intercultural Week

More than 40 events will take place across the province between March 21 and 24 March 20, 2016 – With more than 500 international students and more than 18 per cent of the student body identifying as Indigenous, Sask Polytech is proud to be a culturally diverse institution. In an effort to honour and celebrate […]

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NLC: Increased staffing for student support a 2017-18 Northern Lights College budget highlight

March 20, 2017 The $34.1 million budget was approved at the March 15 meeting of the College’s Board of Governors. “After considerable work and deliberation on this year’s budget I am pleased that there will be an increase in College staffing,” said Kurjata. “There will be increased supports for a number of departmental areas at […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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ICTAM: Open Call For Expressions of Interest: Samsung in Winnipeg

When opportunity knocks, you’re supposed to answer. The Samsung Visual Display User Experience team is headed to Canada from Silicon Valley on the week of April 10th. They’re looking to meet with and get to know the Canadians who are making things happen. You know. People like you. Let’s bring the Samsung team to Winnipeg. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201711 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair held at Prairieland Park – Globalnews.ca

March 20, 2017 The ninth annual Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair kicked off Monday at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Aboriginal students from grades 6 to 12 had the choice of showcasing science and math from a traditional indigenous knowledge, a western perspective or both. “This is an opportunity for our First Nations kids to experience […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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More Graduates Get Help to Launch Their Careers in Nova Scotia

March 21, 2017 11:16 AM Government is enhancing the Graduate to Opportunity program to encourage more businesses to hire women, people with disabilities and other diverse graduates. Employers will now receive an additional 10 per cent subsidy in the first year for diverse and international hires. Premier Stephen McNeil announced the new bonus to help […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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Q&A: Canada’s $1M teacher on how she won and what she’ll do with the money – CBC

Maggie MacDonnell honoured for her work in Salluit, Que., with coveted Global Teacher Prize Mar 20, 2017 Maggie MacDonnell has travelled the globe working as a teacher, with stints in Botswana, Tanzania and Congo. But it was her seven-year experience in Salluit, Que., the province’s second most northern community, that landed her a coveted $1-million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201715 Views

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First Nation plunges into mine training – Northern Ontario Business

Wahgoshig, Primero Mining finds common ground in hard rock mining A Northern College mining training program is providing a path to employment for a northeastern Ontario First Nation community. A Feb. 24 ceremony held at the college’s Timmins campus for five Wahgoshig First Nation residents who graduated from the underground hard rock miner common core […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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GreenLearning Turns Young Canadians into Sustainability Superstars

KITCHENER, Ontario, March 21, 2017  — GreenLearning is giving Canadian youth a critical and informed voice in creating a low-carbon and prosperous Canada by engaging twenty-five high school classes across the country in a national youth dialogue on climate change called Climate Action 150. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, students will conduct research into […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201718 Views

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Canada Lecture on Campus 2017: CRRF convening universities on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to spark dialogue on racism and discrimination on campus

TORONTO, March 20, 2017  – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is once again bringing together the university community from coast to coast on March 21st to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The CRRF’s annual Canada Lecture on Campus is a cross-country live-broadcast featuring three presentations from academics from the University of British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201721 Views

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Giving credit where it’s due – Winnipeg Free Press

March 21, 2017 Son of residential school principal reflects on father’s legacy It’s difficult — and for some, impossible — to find any good in the never-ending landslide of horror that the federal government triggered when it conspired with Christian churches to bury indigenous culture with the Indian residential school system. But early this month, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201726 Views

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Sault College Receives Support from the Ted Nolan Foundation

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON March 20, 2017) – Sault College is honoured to announce that the Ted Nolan Foundation has partnered with the College to continue granting scholarships to deserving First Nations women through The Rose Nolan Scholarship. This support will help many First Nations women accomplish their goal of pursuing a post-secondary education, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201729 Views

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New Master’s degree in Criminal Justice unique on the Prairies

UWinnipeg degree also offers exposure to Indigenous justice issues WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has received provincial approval for the creation of a new two-year Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree which can be pursued full or part-time and will include the option to take courses in Indigenous Governance and the Public […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201721 Views

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Parkland College awards almost $100,000 in scholarships

March 20th, 2017 On Friday in Yorkton, Parkland College awarded $98,900 to 84 students from across the region in this spring’s Internal Scholarships. Combined with Entrance Scholarships handed out in September, Parkland College awarded over $171,000 in the 2016-17 academic year. This is the sixth straight year in which the College has given out more […]

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Expert Alert: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 20, 2017 Waterloo – March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: this year’s theme “racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration,” brings attention to standing up for human rights, and refugees and migrants as targets of racial profiling and incitement to hatred. On March […]

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Algoma U: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – March 20, 2017): On Tuesday, March 21st, dubbed the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, community members are invited to come together and celebrate diversity while also building a more inclusive and just community. “The elimination of racism is an important goal that we all need […]

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Carleton to Host Panel on Protecting the Peel Watershed

March 17, 2017 Carleton University will host the panel event Protecting the Peel Watershed: Indigenous rights, conservation and the law, featuring renowned Indigenous rights lawyer Thomas Berger, as well as First Nations and environmental leaders from the Yukon – Chief Roberta Joseph of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Councillor Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin and Executive […]

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Nurturing Indigenous student success – USask

Jennifer McGillivary got into nursing simply because she wanted to see more people of her heritage in the field of health care. Mar 10, 2017 She would visit the doctor and be helped by nurses and doctors of all ethnicities, but she was rarely assisted by any Indigenous people. “I noticed that I never had […]

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Laurier to issue report on race and racism on Canadian university campuses

March 20, 2017 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives will issue a report Tuesday, March 21, 10-11 a.m. regarding race and racism on Canadian university campuses. The report, which provides university administrators with five key calls-to-action, is based on the e(RACE)r Summit on Race and Racism […]

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Kativik School Board Teacher Maggie MacDonnell Wins the 2017 Global Teacher Prize

Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Qc), Canada (March 19, 2017) – The Kativik School Board is delighted to extend its warmest congratulations to Maggie MacDonnell, winner of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize. Awarded by the Varkey foundation, the Prize stands not only as a recognition of her work at Ikusik School, Salluit, but also as an acknowledgement of […]

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Op-ed: Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo – MUN Gazette

March 20, 2017 Research in the North has too often focused on answering the questions that the South has about the North. Increasingly, Northern organizations, governments, researchers, and communities are calling for more leadership when deciding how research and education will be conducted, what research is a priority, and how funding will be controlled and […]

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MNO: Storying Together

March 20, 2017 For the first time ever, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Toronto and York Region Métis Council (TYRMC) has accepted placement students from a nearby university. This pairing is meant to ensure that the students gain new, employable skills and a better understanding of the Métis Nation as well as support the […]

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Post-Secondary Students in Atlantic Canada Recognized for their Efforts to Build a Greener Canada

(HALIFAX) 20 March 2017 – Students from Nova Scotia Community College – Waterfront Campus came up with a unique way to help the 3.8 million Canadians that have a mobility disability and the high aboriginal unemployment rate. Their social enterprise, Rampage, employs First Nations community members to manufacture portable accessibility ramps using recycled end-of-life tires. […]

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Calling all students! We are seeking your research!

The University of Winnipeg launched an exciting multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic student journal last year entitled Crossings, and is now seeking article submissions for the journal’s second issue. All UWinnipeg undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their research work* in the humanities and social sciences, creative arts, or interdisciplinary studies based on this year’s […]

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Carleton Hosts Popular New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

March 17, 2017 The 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts at Carleton University on March 4 served as a gathering place to celebrate and continue raising public awareness of the Indigenous experience. This year’s theme, An Energy Worthy of Healing, concerned the role we can all play in the healing process in light […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201718 Views

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Classroom colonialisms – The McGill Daily

March 20, 2017 When I try to explain what socio-cultural anthropology is, I usually say that it’s ‘like sociology but with stories instead of statistics.’ My peers and I appreciate it for its power to help us question and deconstruct our our own ways of thinking and living. Anthropologists can use their research and writing […]

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Up to society’ to make reconciliation reality: Senator Murray Sinclair – CBC

Former Truth and Reconciliation head to provide reconciliation progress report in Toronto Monday Mar 20, 2017 While Canadian society is beginning to move towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the federal government still has a long way to go. That’s according to Senator Murray Sinclair, the former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. For six […]

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FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing

March 17, 2017 UBC President Santa Ono and Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA, announce a new chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201728 Views

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Olivia Chow leads panel on women in power at OISE – The Varsity

Event organized by Amnesty International U of T for International Women’s Day On Thursday night, former NDP MP for Trinity–Spadina, Olivia Chow, led a panel on women empowerment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Chow also ran to be the Mayor of Toronto in 2014. Amnesty International U of T hosted the event […]

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Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 19, 2017  By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. […]

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Meet the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017

March 19, 2017 In one of the world’s most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, Maggie McDonnell is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community. The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic. The village is so […]

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U of T commits to hiring Director of Indigenous Initiatives – The Varsity

Administration responds to TRC Steering Committee’s final report U of T has issued a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee’s Final Report, including an acknowledgement of the University of Toronto’s “responsibility in contributing to the plight of Indigenous peoples.” The statement, titled Humility, Responsibility, Opportunity: In Response to the Report of the University […]

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Why have Nunavut?’ Battle over education bill goes to heart of territory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 19, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ To the Nunavut government, it’s an update to old legislation that needs to acknowledge reality. To others, it’s a dagger to the territory’s heart. “Why have Nunavut?” asks Sandra Inutiq, the territory’s former language commissioner. “Why have we created the territory if we’re not going to protect […]

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Algoma U to Offer Community Economic and Social Development Spring Institute in Timmins

(TIMMINS, ON – March 17, 2016): Algoma University is pleased to announce that a special Spring Institute course focused on community development approaches to consultation and consent in Indigenous communities within Northern Ontario and beyond will be offered at the Timmins campus of Northern College, from June 19th to 23rd. In addition to those studying […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201764 Views

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Laurier’s Up/Rooted conference to explore refugees, resettlement and community

March 17, 2017 Waterloo – At a time when the world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded, a Wilfrid Laurier conference will explore issues facing refugees, migrants, and the communities that host them. The three-day, three-location conference runs from March 30 to April 1. Tima Kurdi, the aunt of Alan Kurdi, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201748 Views

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Four honorary degrees to be conferred at UPEI Convocation

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Prince Edward Island, announced today that four exceptional leaders in their respective fields will be awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation ceremonies on May 13, 2017. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon Indigenous leader and Elder Ms. Judith Clark of York, PEI; […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201756 Views

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Tanya Tagaq to deliver Spring 2017 Axworthy lecture – Postponed

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that acclaimed artist and compelling throat singer from Nunavut, Tanya Tagaq, will be the fourth speaker in The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. Her lecture will take place on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm on campus in […]

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Aboriginal Head Start – “Wings of Change…Soaring Together”

Early childhood staff from Gamètì, Whatì, Behchokǫ̀ along with the Pre-natal coordinator from Behchokǫ̀ are attending the Alberta Aboriginal Head Start Regional Training Event in Enoch, Alberta March 14th-16th. Staff have been participating in a number of workshops on teaching pre-school children early numeracy and literary skills, nutrition, science and math, art activities, trusting children as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201739 Views

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Media Advisory – Release of the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force report

Thursday, March 16, 2017 KINGSTON – Queen’s University, along with Indigenous partners and local community members, will host a special reception on March 21 to celebrate the release of the final report of the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. The event marks an important milestone for the university as it moves to improve and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201758 Views

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Reconciliation happens one person at a time’ – The Nugget

March 17, 2017 Mike DeGagne is a big believer in the power of small actions. “Reconciliation happens one person at a time, and can be something small, yet meaningful,” the chairman of Reconciliation North Bay told participants in a two-day conference on the theme of building relationships between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians. “It doesn’t […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201768 Views

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UPEI President announces Indigenous Advisory Council

The University of Prince Edward Island took further steps today to honour the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report when President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz announced plans for an Indigenous advisory group. “UPEI is committed to being fully aware of the role our institution must play in promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal […]

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