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Statement From Minister Hunter on Auditor General’s Report

December 06, 2017 “We appreciate the work and advice of the Auditor General and her team on how we can continue to improve education in Ontario. Our commitment to providing students across the province with the opportunity to achieve is unprecedented. As noted in the Auditor General’s report, our government has significantly increased funding in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201723 Views

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Vancouver seeking First Nation poet laureate

Nominations are open for a published or performance poet from Vancouver’s Host Nations VANCOUVER, B.C. Unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Vancouver is looking for its next poet laureate, and nominations for this term are open to published or performance poets from the Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The poet laureate – […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201729 Views

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Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon – Queen’s Gazette

December 05, 2017 Donna May Kimmaliardjuk (Artsci’11) is completely comfortable doing open-heart surgery every day as a resident at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Being a role model is something the 28-year-old Queen’s Life Sciences grad finds a little more challenging. Dr. Kimmaliardjuk is Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon. The distinction has put her […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201726 Views

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Healthy mothers, healthy babies – UM Today

Project evaluates increasing use of prenatal care by inner-city women. DECEMBER 5, 2017 — Prenatal care is an important part of keeping mothers and babies healthy. The Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care (PIIPC) project was designed to help connect pregnant women with prenatal care in their communities. Dr. Maureen Heaman, professor in the College of Nursing and the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201730 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On Dec. 6, a memorial will take place in the St. John’s College Chapel at the University of Manitoba in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Hosted by the departments of Health and Wellness, Spiritual Care and St. John’s College, the event will commemorate and honour the 14 […]

by aanationtalk on December 6, 201747 Views

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NOSM Board Holds Face-to-Face Meeting in Thunder Bay

Highlights include a Tour of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) Board of Directors held its annual face-to-face meeting in Thunder Bay on November 30 and December 1, 2017. This two-day meeting provided a valuable opportunity for Board members to contribute their expertise and experience to a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201735 Views

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Brandon University students alarmed by ‘horrifying’ posters, stickers promoting white supremacy on campus – CBC

Student Jenna English says she’s taken down 4 of the European Brotherhood posters already Dec 06, 2017 A number of students at Brandon University say they’re concerned after stickers and posters promoting white supremacy started appearing on and around the southwestern Manitoba university’s campus. Jenna English, a third-year student at Brandon University, said she’s taken […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201736 Views

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Arctic College – Piqqusilirivvik: learning from ancestors

December 04, 2017 Following a successful fall program, Piqqusilirivvik returns with a program that runs from February 14 to May 17, 2018 in Clyde River. Piqqusilirivvik is dedicated to the transfer of traditional culture and knowledge. Based on the guiding principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, students learn real-life skills such as shelter building, hunting, tool making, skin preparation, fishing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201719 Views

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The Yukon needs to invest more in Indigenous education – Yukon News

Yukon First Nations have been seeking greater control over education Dec. 5, 2017 What could be better on a chilly November night than curling up by a roaring fire and reading the Yukon financial advisory panel’s final report? Well, maybe that last part is nobody’s idea of a good time. But for those looking for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201749 Views

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MSVU: New Women’s Studies professor brings Indigenous feminist perspective to the classroom

December 05, 2017 Born and raised in L’sɨtkuk (known as Bear River First Nation), Nova Scotia, Dr. Sherry Pictou is a strong advocate for Indigenous women in Canada. Sherry began working at the Mount in July 2017 as a professor in the Women’s Studies department, a role to which she brings a wealth of experience […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201735 Views

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Teaching safety, respect at Nunavut schools during education week – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

December 06, 2017 “This year’s theme is safe schools and respect for all” Schools across Nunavut have been reminding students and community members how to stay safe and treat each other with respect in honour of education week, an event celebrated annually across the country. Education week officially ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201731 Views

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“Bonjour-Hi:” The value of multiculturalism – McGill Tribune

December 06, 2017 Valérie Plante, Montréal’s new mayor, has openly supported providing services to citizens in the language that they are most comfortable with, be that English or French. Plante recently proposedpromoting bilingualism in the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) by providing emergency messages in multiple languages. However, the current provincial government continues to resist bilingualism. Most recently, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201731 Views

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CAJ: New journalism award responds to TRC call to action

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2017  – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce a new award to recognize exemplary journalism that educates and informs Canadians about Indigenous experiences. The APTN / CAJ Reconciliation Award will be part of the 2017 CAJ Awards, which will open for entries later this week. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201731 Views

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A continuum of unabated violence: Remembering the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 5, 2017 10:50 By Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University THE CANADIAN PRESS 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: Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201728 Views

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What’s On at Trent University – Week of Dec 4

Upcoming events include the Canadian Difference Project & Trent Holiday Closure Monday, December 4, 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: Tuesday, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201728 Views

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Why history education is central to the survival of democracy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 5, 2017 10:44 By Alan Sears, Professor of Education, University of New Brunswick THE CANADIAN PRESS 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: Alan Sears, Professor of Education, University of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201743 Views

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Mary Coyle, executive director of StFX’s McKenna Centre, appointed to Senate of Canada

December 04, 2017 Congratulations to Mary Coyle, the executive director of StFX’s Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership and former director of the Coady International Institute and StFX Vice-President, who has been appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ms. Coyle was one of two appointments announced on Dec. 4, 2017. Also […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201737 Views

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Nunavut Sivuniksavut gets $5M boost for student housing – CBC

College staff have been finding housing for up to 50 students Dec 05, 2017 Students attending Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an Inuit youth college leadership program in Ottawa, may soon be able to live in a residence building of their own. It recently received a $1 million donation from Nunasi Corporation and a $4 million commitment from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201727 Views

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Supporting Indigenous students on campus: finding the best approach – Macleans.ca

For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures Marcus Scherer, the first in his First Nations family to graduate from high school, will soon have a university degree, too. He is just getting started. After his third summer of fighting forest fires […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201755 Views

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New child-care spaces will help families around B.C.

December 04, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbia families will benefit from thousands of new licensed child-care spaces throughout B.C., announced Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen. “I’m excited to be announcing that we are building thousands of child-care spaces throughout B.C., including more than […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201732 Views

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Live Network: Offering a Better Streaming Service to Saskatchewan Schools

December 4, 2017 Saskatchewan schools now have access to a better streaming service as a result of a renewed Live Interactive Video Education (LIVE) Network agreement between the Ministry of Education and SaskTel.  The LIVE Network is used for province-wide live video streaming for provincial, First Nations, Prekindergarten to Grade 12, and credit and non-credit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201727 Views

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Statement from Minister Carolyn Bennett for the 2nd #IndigenousReads Holiday Campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO (December 3, 2017) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, issued the following statement today: “Stories have the ability to transport you to another place, to see the world from someone else’s perspective, and to ignite the passion for change. This December, I encourage everyone to snuggle up with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 201731 Views

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Mount Royal U: Inclusive education creates opportunities for teachers

The classroom of today is vastly different than that of 20 — or even 10 — years ago. Students with a wide array of abilities, learning styles and backgrounds share the same environment. How is one teacher supposed to provide the individualized education these vastly different learners need? Mount Royal University’s new Inclusive Education Certificate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201770 Views

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Times Higher Education: Can Canada bring more Indigenous people and knowledge into universities? – UM Today

December 1, 2017 — As Times Higher Education reports: One student to benefit from all this activity is 41-year-old Charlene Hallett, who is now in her third year of study at the University of Manitoba. “I grew up so poor I don’t think I ever saw university in my future,” she says. But when the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201758 Views

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Media Advisory: Launch of the Second #IndigenousReads Holiday Campaign

Ottawa – To launch the second #IndigenousReads Holiday Campaign, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will read Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell, to children attending the event at Mabel’s Fables Bookstore. Minister will be available for media after the reading between 10:40 – 10:55 a.m. Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. – […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201758 Views

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Montreal students send gifts to remote Indigenous community in Quebec – Globalnews.ca

November 30, 2017 Students at St. Edmund Elementary in Beaconsfield are sending holiday joy to Quebec’s far north. The students have put together 208 shoe boxes full of gifts for First Nations children in a remote northern community called Kangiqsualujjuaq. “It’s a project they can do with their heart, and they can do with their […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201773 Views

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Trent U: Leading Experts Come Together to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic

November 30, 2017 Community invited to December 5 workshop in new Trent Student Centre Researchers, policy-makers, diplomats, and Indigenous leaders will come together at Trent University Tuesday, December 5 for an exciting discussion on the potential impact of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on the North. “As one of only three universities in North […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201740 Views

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Program opens doors for underrepresented students seeking careers in health care – Folio

November 30 2017 Venture Healthcare gives access and support aimed at fostering greater diversity in health professions. For two weeks, Samantha Roan got a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a hospital, shadowing health-care providers. She spent time with nurses, lab technicians, social workers, health-care administrators, physiotherapists and others, observingdirect patient care, learning how a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201740 Views

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Four Directions Aboriginal Centre welcomes new Cultural Counsellor – Queen’s Journal

November 30, 2017 On Nov. 13, Vernon Altiman (Mishiikenh) started his first day as Four Directions Aboriginal Centre’s new Cultural Counsellor. Altiman’s appointment fulfills a four-month vacancy for the position, previously called Elder in Residence. The Cultural Counsellor operates as an advisor for Indigenous youth at the University with extensive land-based knowledge to further Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201765 Views

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U of C offer course on residential school litigation – Gauntlet

November 30 2017 The University of Calgary Faculty of Law is currently offering a course on residential school litigation. The course, LAW 579, focuses on the history of Indigenous legal practices and how they relate to Canadian law. “We realized that our curriculum here for law students was missing a lot of content to do […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201758 Views

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Art installation supporting National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – Nipissing U

November 30, 2017 ​Nipissing University is hosting an art installation in support of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The installation will be exhibited from November 28 – December 6 in Nipissing’s main foyer. It culminates in a discussion with the artists, Gerry McComb, Thaila Sarazin, and Pauline Sutherland, on […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201773 Views

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UWinnipeg Community Engagement Initiatives Report Launch

November 30, 2017 UWinnipeg will launch a timely report entitled From Access to Engagement: Initiatives at The University of Winnipeg in Support of Educationally Marginalized Children and Youth, 1988-2017, on Wednesday, December 6, from 12:30–2:00 pm in Room 2M70. This report covers 15 of the University’s many initiatives over the years designed to welcome and engage educationally marginalized children and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201739 Views

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What’s happening at Lethbridge College – December 2017

Nov. 30, 2017 Lethbridge College is pleased to host a number of ongoing and special events on campus in the month ahead. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events, activities and opportunities, or who are looking for more information, should contact Paul Kingsmith by email or by phone at 403-320-3233. Additional opportunities may be […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201746 Views

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UWinnipeg’s 2017 SSHRC Graduate Scholars

November 30, 2017 Climate change, sustainability and accessibility are the focus of two new Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Graduate Scholars at UWinnipeg. Laura Cameron and Simone Reis have each earned a prestigious SSHRC scholarship, valued at $17,500, for their respective research. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Cameron comes to UWinnipeg via McGill University […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201754 Views

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Congratulations to Siaja Mark Mangiuk recipient of the 2017 Indspire Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award

Kuujjuaq (November 30, 2017) – Kativik Ilisarniliriniq wishes to extend its warmest congratulations to Siaja Mark Mangiuk who has been nominated as the 2017 Indspire Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award recipient under the category Culture, Language and Traditions. The prestigious distinction will be awarded to Siaja, on Friday December 1st, at a ceremony held on […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201754 Views

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Okanagan Indigenous students win awards – Salmon Arm Observer

Dozens of First Nations students from the Okanagan Valley are named as Aboriginal award winners Brettany Makuch is a 28 year old Metis student with her sights set on becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $5,000 Aboriginal Student Award she’s recently received from the Irving K. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201744 Views

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AFN Bulletin – November 2017

November 29, 2017 Update on First Nations Education The Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) is taking place December 5-7 in Ottawa, Ontario. The SCA will feature discussion and dialogue around a number of issues, including First Nations education and our long-standing goal of First Nations control of First Nations education. Our work […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201773 Views

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Five U of M students receive MAYAA awards – UM Today

November 29, 2017 —  On November 23, 16 deserving Indigenous students were honoured with Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA). The annual awards were formed in 1994 and recognize Manitoba Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 24 in areas including academic accomplishment, community involvement, culture, business and athletics. The MAYAA selection process is unique […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201733 Views

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Laurier students celebrate Indigenous research projects

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will host the third annual Indigenist Research Symposium on Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The full-day conference will focus on Indigenous research by current Laurier Indigenous graduate students. Guests will hear from keynote speaker Allan Downey, chair […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201751 Views

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Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup and Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister. Fobister said Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott delivered the news during a meeting in Toronto […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201751 Views

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A model of bridge building – Challenging Canada 150 at Nipissing University

This past fall the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded a series of conferences on the topic of Canada 150. Nipissing University professors and Canada Research Chair holders Dr. Kirsten Greer and Dr. April James, joined efforts with Dr. Alan Lester, deputy vice-provost, Geography, at the University of Sussex and a leading […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2017105 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Proposes Amendments to Early Learning and Child Care Legislation

November 29, 2017 The Manitoba government is proposing amendments to the province’s early learning and child care legislation that would reduce red tape, address gaps, and enhance governance and accountability, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We have heard from child-care providers and other key stakeholders the current legislation is complicated and outdated,” said Fielding. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201734 Views

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TRU: Student shares story of family’s title claim

November 29, 2017 When second-year TRU Law student Charlotte Munroe stood in front of a class recently, she was not making a regular presentation. Munroe, along with her sister Seraphine and father Jim, were special guests in Associate Professor Katie Sykes‘ Property Law class. The trio was there to talk about traditional law and governance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201731 Views

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Over 450 Aboriginal students share $1.3M in awards – Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society

November 29, 2017 VICTORIA – Brettany Makuch is a 28 year old Metis student with her sights set on becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $5000 Aboriginal Student Award she’s recently received from the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Makuch is one of 457 people […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201760 Views

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Media Advisory: Canada 150 – Conference on Innovation and Globalization – U of Ottawa

November 28, 2017 The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to the Canada 150 Conference on Innovation and Globalization, organized as part of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. Governments in Canada and around the world are grappling with how to effectively respond to rapid change driven by technology and globalization, including changes […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201754 Views

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Great Plains College formalizes relationship with Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Great Plains College has signed a strategic alliance with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, promising the two will work together to educate on Treaties and Indigenous knowledge, and promote an Indigenous inclusive learning environment. “We thank Great Plains College for their commitment to including Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in their programs and we look […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2017124 Views

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Centre for Literacy off to a successful and busy year – Nipissing University

November 29, 2017 ​The Centre for Literacy at Nipissing University is having an action-packed and productive year filled with great initiatives, opportunities and events. Goals and objectives established for the Centre for Literacy include promoting socio-cultural awareness of the contemporary classroom; establishing community partnerships to support literacy development across the lifespan; providing leadership through collaboration, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201738 Views

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NIC launches Tourism and Hospitality training in Port Hardy

November 28, 2017 For the first time, students in Port Hardy can kick‐start a career in West Coast tourism and hospitality without leaving home. NIC will offer a two‐year, part‐time Tourism and Hospitality Management certificate at its new Thunderbird Mall campus, starting January 29. The program is similar to NIC’s full‐ time certificate in the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201760 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit and the Ontario Ministry of Education sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding.

November 27, 2017 The Inuit of Ontario, through Tungasuvvingat Inuit, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education today. The President of the Board of Tungasuvvingat Inuit signed the MOU with the Minister of Education, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter. This MOU will formalize the working relationship that Tungasuvvingat Inuit and the Ministry […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201743 Views

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VIU Lecture Series Explores Reconciliation

The free monthly series, delivered through the University’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, starts December 4 A new lecture series hosted by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation aims to stimulate community dialogue around the relationship between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The monthly series, called Exploring Reconciliation, starts on Monday, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201749 Views

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