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Minister Philpott celebrates infrastructure project to improve facilities at Seneca College

Federal investment of $24 million is creating jobs, expanding research and fostering innovation in Toronto February 8, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario The Honourable Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government, was at Seneca College today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, to tour its new […]

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Awareness, education, action: Gord Downie’s brothers visit London schools in reconciliation effort – Globalnews.ca

On Feb. 6, Gord Downie would have celebrated his 53rd birthday, and while the musician and activist may no longer be with us, his legacy carries on. Students across London will participate in educational programming Friday centred around Secret Path, a series of artistic products released by Downie in 2016 inspired by Chanie Wenjack. Wenjack […]

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Stewardship & Sustainability at Heart of Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Update

February 7, 2019 With the goal of assisting Trent to achieve its vision of a “sustainable and inspiring campus community, thoughtfully integrating the natural and built environments, with vibrant spaces to learn, innovate, be active and live”, the University is inviting all members of the Trent and Peterborough communities to participate in the Trent Lands […]

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USask launches new Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling

Feb 6, 2019 Starting in September 2019, students can register for the new Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling. The departments of Indigenous studies, English, and drama in the College of Arts and Science came together to develop the certificate, which aims to recognize student knowledge and understanding of approaches to Indigenous storytelling from […]

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Dalhousie Launches Partnership with the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation

The partnership will bring greater access to the NCTR archives and its programs to Atlantic Canada. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 (Truro, NS) – On Tuesday, February 5 Dalhousie officially launches a partnership with the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation (NCTR), becoming the first east coast hub of the NCTR. This satellite location will be […]

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Cape Breton U: Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located […]

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New role at Red River College in Manitoba focuses on TRC’s calls to action – APTN News

February 7, 2019 The Red River College (RRC) in Manitoba is working toward implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action, and it has created a specialized position to do that. The RRC recently appointed Carla Kematch to the role of manager of Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement. The new role is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201933 Views

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U of M must resolve conflict with Indigenous community – Winnipeg Free Press

Feb 7, 2019 In early 2014, Kali Storm, the director of the Indigenous Student Centre at the University of Manitoba, was fired. The firing rocked the Indigenous community on campus. Storm had worked for decades, advocating, planning and eventually overseeing the construction of Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge), among other things. U of M administrators […]

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New high school for Tsuut’ina Nation will have strong focus on culture and curriculum – CBC

Chief Lee Crowchild says school will help create new generation of Tsuut’ina leaders Feb 07, 2019 Construction is starting on a new high school for the Tsuut’ina Nation, west of Calgary, Alta. The new 43,000-square-foot school is the latest in a string of big development pieces for the First Nation, including the Grey Eagle Casino and […]

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Emily Carr to Hire Five New Indigenous Faculty

February 06, 2019 Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce the recruitment of five full-time Indigenous faculty members. The cluster hiring initiative, which is designed to introduce an interdisciplinary group of Indigenous academics to the university at the same time, will double the number of tenured and tenure-track Indigenous faculty at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201941 Views

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Seven Fallen Feathers author and journalist offering two presentations in the Okanagan

Award-winning author and journalist Tanya Talaga will delve into hard truths revealed in her critically acclaimed book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, during two presentations co-sponsored by Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan. In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from […]

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UWinnipeg: Advancing reconciliation across Canada

Feb 5, 2019 The University of Winnipeg has officially launched an innovative national educational program, Indigenous Insights, with Canadian National Railway (CN) signing on as the premiere partner. CN’s leadership helps to advance reconciliation through cultural training for  hundreds of employees, who will have access to a series of thoughtful videos developed by Indigenous people at […]

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The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program to be offered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Feb 6, 2019 New educational opportunities are opening up for Indigenous high school students thanks to a partnership between the Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Starting at KPU in 2019, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program will support educational opportunities and activities outside of the classroom through […]

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Confederation College: CPRIL 5-year Highlights

February 5, 2019 Our Research Projects In the five years that the Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning (CPRIL) has been in operation our achievements to date are widespread and diverse. All of our projects are collaborative, where 77% of our partnerships are with Indigenous Educators. Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) Firstly, we have […]

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International Development Week: Safety for Indigenous Women in Canada – IWCL

Lorelei Williams is a participant of the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program, looking forward to graduating later this month. She is the Women’s Coordinator for the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre in British Columbia, Canada. “[I work] with families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, women in violent situations, and women in […]

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How architecture transforms communities and promotes healing – UCalgary Today

Sierra Bainbridge, inspiring principal of MASS Design Group, opens Design Matters Lecture Series Architecture can heal, or it can hurt. This is the bold statement used by Sierra Bainbridge to begin her Design Matters talk. On Jan. 16, the Faculty of Environmental Design welcomed Bainbridge, senior principal from MASS Design Group, to open the 2019 […]

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What’s On at Trent University

February 5, 2019 Upcoming events include the Provost Lectures on Reconciliation and Climate Change Lecture by Gwynne Dyer Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Peterborough 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 […]

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UArctic: Apply for Food Innovation Leadership Program: March 31 – April 5, 2019 in Bodø, Norway

Wed, Feb 06, 2019 A new Pilot Education Program for Arctic Indigenous Youth on Food Innovation and Business Development, based on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge is being held in Bodø, Norway through Nord University from March 31 – April 5, 2019.  Application deadline is February 23, 2019. The program is a part of the Arctic Council EALLU Project and the UArctic EALÁT Institute “Training of […]

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Risk factors for food insecurity include income supports, location and Indigenous status: U of T study – News@UofT

Canadian households that rely on publicly funded income supports are much more likely to face food insecurity than those reliant on employment income, according to new research from the University of Toronto. The study is one of the most comprehensive to elucidate the socio-demographics of food insecurity in Canada, and it shows wide disparities in […]

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Publication, conference presentation for StFX honours nursing work on Mi’kmaq women’s experience accessing prenatal care in rural Nova Scotia

February 05, 2019 Laura Burns wanted to gain a better understanding of Mi’kmaq women’s experience in accessing prenatal care in rural Nova Scotia so, as an honours nursing student in StFX’s Rankin School of Nursing, she focused her undergraduate research work on the topic. The quality of that work has stood out—so much so that […]

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New Truth & Reconciliation Manager for RRC – PortageOnline.com

February 06, 2019 Red River College has created a new role to help implement the 94 calls-to-action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Carla Kematch is its new manager for Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement with Red River College, and shares her experience that suited her for the task. “What’s great about […]

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“Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley Colten Boushie Case” by Prof. Kent Roach

Credits:UTorontoLaw Published on Feb 5, 2019 On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach presented an Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable titled “Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley/Colten Boushie Case.” In this Constitutional Roundtable, Gerald Stanley’s trial for the killing of Colten Boushie, a 22 year old Cree man, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019152 Views

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First Nation teams with researchers to find graves of missing children from former residential school – Folio

Archeologists help pinpoint locations for commemorative site as part of project to turn Muskowekwan Residential School building into a museum. By JORDAN MAE COOK A Métis archeologist at the University of Alberta working with the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan may have discovered graves of missing children from the nearby residential school that closed in […]

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Mount Royal University announces and welcomes Dr. Tim Rahilly as new president and vice-chancellor

Feb. 5, 2019 Calgary, Alberta — It is with great excitement and anticipation that the board of governors of Mount Royal University announces Dr. Tim Rahilly will become the institution’s tenth president and first vice-chancellor, serving a five-year term starting on May 1, 2019. “Dr. Rahilly is deeply committed to the transformational power of education […]

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Indigenous Studies student research aims to document environmental health issues in Indigenous communities – News USask

Feb 4, 2019 Zinck, a Dënë woman from Fond Du Lac Dënësułinë First Nation, is interested in Indigenous feminism, Indigenous food sovereignty and revitalizing traditional knowledge systems. She will be receiving an award for academic excellence at this year’s Indigenous Student Achievement Awards (ISAA). On Feb. 7, Indigenous students from across the University of Saskatchewan […]

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UBC students tackle global issues in World’s Challenge Challenge

Feb 5, 2019 Three-person teams of UBC students are devising solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems—from addressing stove pollution in the global south, to creating a low-cost electron microscope for diagnosing disease, to the preservation of Indigenous knowledge. As part of International Development Week (Feb. 4–8), six of these teams will be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201951 Views

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Investing in First Nations Communities through Clinical Services – MFNERC

February 1, 2019 “MFNERC responded to a need in communities for more First Nations practitioners. There is a gap in clinical services provided by First Nations for First Nations. The organization is playing an active role in creating a stronger relationship between services related to psychology and assessment and those living on-reserve. There is still […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201954 Views

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Government of Canada Congratulates the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation on the Grand Opening of the Mne Koodi Headstart Centre

February 5, 2019 — Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working together with First Nations communities to build and upgrade on-reserve education facilities and to support students so they can get the best possible start in life. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous […]

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Red River College hires first-ever Truth and Reconciliation Manager

February 5, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – Red River College is proud to announce that Carla Kematch has been hired as the new Manager, Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement. Kematch will lead the College in their commitment to Manitoba’s Indigenous Education Blueprint, an unprecedented commitment to advance Indigenous education in the province and to make […]

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Sask Polytech Hosts Aboriginal Storytelling Month Kick Off – DiscoverMooseJaw.com

February 05, 2019 Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions in some indigenous cultures, which is why the provincial government proclaims February each year as Aboriginal Storytelling month. To kick off the month filled with events and activities, Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw hosted an event Monday to honour the tradition and engage their staff, […]

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Interactive USask art project addresses decolonization and Indigenization

Feb 4, 2019 During Indigenous Achievement Week at USask, which runs from Feb. 4 – 8, renowned Plains Cree artist Ruth Cuthand (BFA’83, MFA’92) and Woodlands Cree artist Vanessa Hyggen (BA’17) will work on a project called mîkisak ikwa asiniyak ǀ Beads and Stone ǀ Lii rasaad aykwa lii rosh (written in Cree, English and Michif). Using beadwork […]

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U of Calgary: Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Carrie Bourassa

Date & Time: February 7, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Location: Downtown Campus 906 8th Avenue S.W. Description: Join ii’ taa’poh’to’p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy, as we welcome accomplished Indigenous scholars to share Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies with our community. This five-part series will support us on our path of transformation through intercultural capacity building as […]

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Memorial University of Newfoundland – Bold and bright: Next generation of social scientists and humanities researchers secure federal funding

Feb 5th, 2019 Deirdre Elliott is elated to receive a major scholarship that will help her shed light on a little-known chapter of Labrador’s history. The PhD student in the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of Memorial’s newest recipients of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada […]

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

Feb 4, 2019 The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration between members of the campus community and Elders and Indigenous community members,” said Dan […]

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Ribbons to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – UWindsor

February 05, 2019 Students will tie 21 red ribbons across the UWindsor campus today — Tuesday, Feb. 5 — as a symbol of empowerment, support, and justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people. Each will bear the name of one of the missing or murdered women, and supporters of the Red Ribbon […]

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Confederation College: Pre-Service Firefighter Students Save the Day

February 4, 2019 Three Confederation College pre-service firefighter students, Taya Stamler, Riley Tucker and Devon Wanakamik, were on their way to school when they saw a garage on fire. It was early morning and  the students were worried the occupants of the home were asleep and unaware of the fire in the attached garage. They pounded on the door and […]

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U of Saskatchewan: Indigenous Achievement Week Feb. 4 – 8, 2019

Join us in celebrating the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff and faculty. Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) focuses on achievements in academics, research, education, community engagement and leadership. This year’s theme is Powerful Voices. IAW begins with a pipe ceremony and feast Monday, February 4 and ends with Métis jigging […]

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“There is no such thing as ‘not Indigenous enough.’” – The Concordian

February 5, 2019 Indigenous artists explore their Indigeneity and navigate colonialism in Braiding Our Stories The Cree are storytellers, like many other First Nations. Their worldview is lived through wahkohtowin (kinship) with the Land. “We continue to tell our stories, as best we can, as beacons for our relations to find their way home, so they too […]

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We are strong’ – Gazette

How one student embraced her Aboriginal culture at Grenfell Campus February 05, 2019 I was fortunate to come from a small Mi’kmaw community where I was exposed to my culture from an early age. Transitioning to university could be seen as a challenge for many but luckily I entered Grenfell Campus as it was increasing […]

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Grand Council Chief Serge “Otsi” Simon: Kanesatake First Nation – CanadaTrans-Mountain Pipeline

Credits:Jaguar Bird Published on Jan 26, 2019 This is a collection of words, photos and video clips about Grand Council Chief Serge “Otsi” Simon.., of Kanesatake First Nation.., Quebec, Canada, “Turtle Island”.. including a recent 2019 interview. Grand Chief Serge “Otsi” Simon is the elected Grand Chief of Kanesatake First Nation and one of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2019164 Views

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BC Government: Students supported by new school mental health resources

Feb. 4, 2019 VANCOUVER – B.C. students will benefit from a $3-million investment that will support new school-based mental health programs focused on prevention, wellness promotion and early intervention. The funding will include grants for all 60 school districts and independent schools for staff training sessions, parent information nights, the development of new resource materials […]

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Métis Land, Scrip and Reconciliation – U of Alberta

The Supreme Court of Canada has said in R. v. Blais, 2003 that “the history of scrip speculation and devaluation is a sorry chapter in our nation’s history.” Next week’s conference, Métis Land: Rights & Scrip, hosted by the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR) in collaboration with the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the Rupertsland Institute, will explore how scrip impacted […]

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New licensed child care spaces are coming to North Vancouver

Feb. 4, 2019 NORTH VANCOUVER – Local families in North Vancouver will soon have access to 172 new licensed child care spaces at two new child care centres, thanks in part to a $431,950 investment from the Province’s Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “North Shore families have been burdened for far too long by the […]

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Aurora College celebrates past, looks to uncertain future – Cabin Radio

February 3, 2019 Staff and students celebrated Aurora College’s first 50 years last week, with many people wondering what the future holds for the institution. “That’s the sixty-four thousand dollar question,” college interim president Jeff O’Keefe told Cabin Radio at the college’s 50th-anniversary drum dance at the Chateau Nova Hotel. “We’re sitting on the precipice […]

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Youth shaping education system: Minister Eggen

“Student voice plays a critical role in shaping every level of our education system. We want students to have the best education possible and members of the Minister’s Youth Council help us to ensure this is possible. “This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Minister’s Youth Council for our […]

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Rankin School of Nursing students attend national assembly of Canadian Nursing Students Association

February 4th, 2019 StFX Rankin School of Nursing students, l-r, Emma Morin (3rd year, Associate Delegate); Valeri Molnar (4th year, Debate Team Winner); Maridith Brown (4th year, Official Delegate, Community Involvement Award Winner); and Therese Mccurdy (3rd year, Travel Award Winner) at the CNSA National Assembly Four StFX Rankin School of Nursing students had the […]

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McMaster U: Ten Social Sciences researchers awarded SSHRC funding

February 01, 2019 Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Development Grants. The federal government is investing $141 million to support nearly 3,000 of Canada’s most talented scholars, including early-career researchers, Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan announced. “Social sciences […]

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McGill researchers to receive over $10 M for thirty projects and SSHRC doctoral, master and postdoc awards

February 01, 2019 Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. To create a thriving economy powered by homegrown discoveries and innovations, and for Canada to be world-renowned as a research leader, we need to continue to invest in talented graduate students, scholars and researchers. […]

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Coady International Institute – Apply Now: Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

February 01, 2019 The Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program is now accepting applications for 2019. Learn more or apply now After attending a three-week intensive education program at Coady International Institute, located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People (Antigonish, Nova Scotia), you will have the opportunity to lead a development project […]

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Indigenous languages art installation unveiled at U of T’s Faculty of Law

February 01, 2019 Five long, horizontal wood plaques with crisp black lettering are now displayed one above the other on a  wall in the Jackman Law Building at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. They are part of a language art project produced by U of T’s Indigenous Law Students’ Association, together with alumna Amanda […]

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