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96 per cent of Indigenous students who receive funding from Indspire graduate with post secondary degrees/diplomas and 53 per cent go on to pursue post-grad degrees

Charity calls on Canadians to mark Canada 150 + and support Indigenous students Private donor and government to match donations up to $150,000 Six Nations of the Grand River, ON (June 15, 2017) – Indigenous students given financial support for post secondary education have a 96 per cent graduation rate and 53 per cent go […]

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Register to THE QNW-UQAM Summer School: Female Indigenous Governance in Québec

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE QNW-UQAM Summer School: Female Indigenous Governance in Québec Québec Native Women, in collaboration with the Faculté de science politique et de droit de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the Services aux collectivités de l’UQAM, will offer an intensive course geared toward Indigenous female leaders from July 31 to […]

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FNU: Colonialism Skateboards Launch

Colonialism Skateboards to launch 7th graphic skateboard in our library on Friday, June 16th 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM LOCATION: First Nations University Library TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM NT5

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Meet this year’s Dalhousie teaching award winners – Dal News

June 15, 2017 Nearly all of us have some point in our life at which our path forward has been shaped by an inspiring teacher. Each year, Dalhousie celebrates just some of those amazing teachers — be they faculty members, lecturers, grad students and others — with its suite of University-Wide Teaching Awards. In addition […]

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Education minister to pare back board that tackles truancy – Calgary Herald

06.15.2017 Alberta’s education minister is creating a new provincial attendance office and cutting the size of a board he said has been ineffective at improving chronic truancy. Just a quarter of students referred to Alberta’s 118-member attendance board in 2014-15 improved their school attendance, Eggen said Wednesday. The quasi-judicial board, which has powers such as […]

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Northern College and Richmont Mines Hold Graduation for Mining

WAWA, ON: Northern College was pleased to celebrate with students who graduated from the Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program today at the Royal Canadian Legion in Wawa. Six students completed the 15-week training program, offered in partnership with Richmont Mines. Graduates included indigenous students from the communities of Missanabie Cree and Pic Mobert […]

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Community invited to help reconstruct vandalized art piece – University of Lethbridge

June 14, 2017 University of Lethbridge art student Sarah Russell planned to share a message of unity through her artwork in the LandMarks2017 exhibition. However, vandals rearranged her work into a crude image on the side of the coulee in Indian Battle Park. Russell’s artwork, which represented the Blackfoot symbol for unity, now needs just […]

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Celebrating Canada 150 through art, LandMarks2017 opens in Indian Battle Park June 20 – University of Lethbridge

JUNE 14, 2017 The University of Lethbridge joins 15 post-secondary institutions, 12 leading Canadian artists, and seven curators in engaging with Canada 150 through LandMarks2017, a national art project. Created by Partners in Art (PIA) and presented by TD, this Canada 150 signature project brought artists together to creatively explore and connect with Canadian landmarks. […]

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Made-in-Nunavut curriculum shouldn’t have been phased out, says retired educator – CBC

Shirley Tagalik says many traditional-knowledge-based education materials are no longer used Jun 15, 2017 Nunavut’s focus on test scores runs counter to traditional practices, says a former curriculum designer. Shirley Tagalik spent 10 years as a manager in the territory’s curriculum and schools services division, working “flat out” with her team in Arviat developing made-in-Nunavut […]

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Mother Teresa students help tell Saskatchewan’s history through art and e-books – OTC

When Jennifer Gallays was making social studies lesson plans for her Grade 4 students at Mother Teresa School, she discovered a gap in material available to teach students about First Nations and Métis historical figures. “Material is available,” Gallays said, “It’s just not written in a way that Grade 4 students can easily understand.” So, […]

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Tom Jackson Receives Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University

June 14, 2017 Carleton University today conferred a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on Tom Jackson in recognition of his award-winning work as an actor, musician, philanthropist and university chancellor. Jackson was honoured during Carleton’s Spring Convocation. Approximately 3,580 students are receiving their degrees during ceremonies this week. “We have a 1,000 colours in this […]

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High School Graduates from across the Province receive Youth Apprenticeship Scholarships

June 14, 2017 Seventy Saskatchewan communities are awarding 100 high school students with Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarships at graduations this year. Winners are chosen from participants of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)’s SYA program, which encourages high school students to explore opportunities in the skilled trades through research and hands-on […]

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TDSB: June is National Aboriginal History Month

During the month of June, people across the country mark National Aboriginal History Month in recognition of the rights, histories and extraordinary achievements of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The unique cultures and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities are celebrated nationally and locally. June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. It is held around […]

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TRU: McNeil-Seymour’s art on display in Montreal exhibition

June 13, 2017 A powerful piece of art by Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Sessional Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work), is currently on display at Centre Never Apart in Montreal, QC. McNeil-Seymour’s “Unsettl(er)ing” is part of an exhibition entitled Two-Spirit Sur-Thrivance and the Art of Interrupting Narratives, curated by […]

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GDI: Saskatoon Softball Field Renamed after Joe Gallagher

Jun 14, 2017 This month, the Gordie Howe Fastball Field in Saskatoon was renamed Joe Gallagher Field. Joe Gallagher (June 1932 – March 2016) played and coached softball in Saskatoon for over 50 years. He was the grandfather of Amy Briley, Program Coordinator, Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation. On April 13, 2016, Bryan Kosteroski, the Chairperson […]

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Northern College Will Co-Host Annual Kishay Pisim Mamawihitowin – Great Moon Gathering with Mushkegowuk Council for Third Time

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 TIMMINS, ON: The Mushkegowuk Council – Omushkego Education’s 27th Annual Kishay Pisim Mamawihitowin – Great Moon Gathering (KPM-GMG2018) returns for another year at Northern College on February 15th and 16th, 2018. This marks the third consecutive year that Northern College co-hosts the two-day event at its Timmins Campus. “We are very […]

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QalipuFN: RNC Junior Police Academy 2017 Opportunity for Youth & Volunteers

June 12, 2017 From August 8-11, The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Qalipu Cultural Foundation are partnering to host the Junior Police Academy at Killdevil Camp.   This camp is designed to create stronger relationships with youth (ages 10-12 years old) and police as well as with other community partners. Participants will have an opportunity to take […]

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TłĮchǫ Youth in Transition

June 14, 2017 The deadline to apply has been postponed until June 23rd. Spaces are limited, Apply Now! Fill out application form here https://form.jotform.ca/51184176148255 Katimavik, Tłı̨chǫ Government Community Services Department and ONE Program have partnered to create TłĮchǫ youth in Transition. This program provides the opportunity for 10 TłĮchǫ Youth (ages 18-30) to: Participate in […]

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Community invited to a free Canada150 performance of The Dream Catchers – a musical that dares you to dream!

June 14, 2017 Waterloo — On June 28 Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo are hosting a free community performance of The Dream Catchers, a brand new Canadian musical. The performance at Wilfrid Laurier University is one of eight stops in Ontario during the show’s cross-Canada tour. Suited for audiences of all ages, […]

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GDI: SUNTEP Regina Holds its 35th Graduation Ceremony

Jun 14, 2017 The Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) Regina held its 35th annual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Regina. This year’s graduation theme is Gee mochikihtawnawn sur li shmaen d’icole. Lii boon choer kee wiichihiwewuk or “Celebrating the Road to Success, with Kindness along the Way.” The well-attended event […]

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New field school pilot to start in Pelly Crossing

June 13, 2017 PELLY CROSSING – A new program at Yukon College’s Pelly Crossing campus starts with a unique assignment – students will build a raft and use it to travel from Fort Selkirk to Minto Landing. It’s part of the programming at the Huchá Hudän Field School. The month-long pilot Essential Skills project is […]

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Join us to celebrate National Aboriginal Day – UM Today

JUNE 13, 2017 —  The University of Manitoba community is invited to celebrate National Aboriginal Day on Fort Garry campus. Since 1996, National Aboriginal Day has been held annually on the summer solstice – falling this year on June 21 – as a day for all Canadians to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding […]

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Camosun celebrates its 2017 graduates and award recipients, June 15 and 16

More than 3,500 graduates and guests are expected to attend Camosun College’s 2017 Graduation over four ceremonies on June 15 and 16 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Camosun’s Interurban Campus. Students will graduate from certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programs in Indigenous Education, Arts and Science, Business, Health and Human Services, Trades, […]

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Celebrate Summer at Your Local Public Library – Government of Nova Scotia

June 14, 2017 Public libraries across Nova Scotia are hosting a series of programs, activities and reading clubs all summer long for children, teens and families. “Public libraries work hard to offer programs that keep our children active and engaged all year round, especially in the summer,” said Deborah Duke, coordinator, library services, Western Counties […]

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Mt. Royal: Meet the SAMRU 2017 executive

Getting out the vote, personalized learning, diversity and government relations on the priority list The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University’s (SAMRU) 2017 election welcomed three new representatives to be the voice of the University’s student body. Aria Burrell, Madelaine McCracken and Cordelia Snowdon take the place of outgoing execs Dexter Bruneau, Valerie Caden-Baptiste and […]

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TRU Law convocation highlights

June 12, 2017 Smiles, cheers and applause were abundant as the fourth class of TRU Law crossed the stage on Friday, June 9. One hundred grads received their Juris Doctor credential, having their degrees conferred upon them by TRU Chancellor Wally Oppal, QC. The total number of TRU Law grads now approaches 350. View the law […]

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Sacred Fire Arbour Ground Breaking Ceremony Marks the Beginning of Construction – U of Sudbury

At 7 AM, on Monday, June 12, 2017, a group gathered on the future site of the University of Sudbury Sacred Fire Arbour for a Ground Breaking Ceremony. This ceremony officially marks the beginning of the construction of the Sacred Fire Arbour, an important sacred space which will be used by the students and faculty […]

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6 Victoria schools come together to explore Indigenous culture – CBC

Play features mostly Indigenous students, but broader school community helped bring play to life Jun 13, 2017 Six schools in the Victoria area are coming together for a celebration of Indigenous culture. Students from Esquimalt High School, Spectrum Community School, Shoreline Middle School, Craigflower Elementary, Victoria High School and S.J. Willis Education Centre will perform […]

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Inaugural Victoria Forum tackles diversity, inclusion

VICTORIA, June 13, 2017 – The University of Victoria and Global Affairs Canada are joining forces this November to highlight diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. The inaugural Victoria Forum brings together business leaders, visionaries, politicians, youth, and civil society leaders to stimulate new thinking and approaches for Canadians to promote diversity and inclusion […]

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First Nations activist says education is critical for Canada’s next 150 years – TheRecord.com

Jun 13, 2017 WATERLOO — Reconciliation sounds nice, but putting it to action is what will make a real difference for Canada’s indigenous communities, says Roberta Jamieson. “For the next 150 years, we indigenous people are looking for change,” the lawyer and First Nations activist told a crowd at University of Waterloo Monday night as […]

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Support Seneca entries for William G. Davis Innovation Fund

June 09, 2017 Toronto, In celebration of the college system’s 50th anniversary celebration, the William G. Davis Innovation Fund has been created to support innovative thinking and initiatives from artists, humanitarians, or entrepreneurs who want to leverage their college education to start an innovative project. Nine entries from current and former Seneca students can be […]

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AIAI: Education is key to reconciliation

To the children we lost, the ones who survived, and the families who were never the same without them, today we honour and recognize your stories and your truths. For more than 100 years, our children were taken from us. Our communities and families suffered as 150,000 little boys and girls were removed from their […]

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MNBC: “Ask Auntie” Camp – Calling all Métis Girls

June 13, 2017 We still have room for more girls for our “Ask Auntie” Métis Girls Camp so don’t delay call us today to register for this very rewarding and fun camp for our Métis girls. DOWNLOAD in PDF NT5

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Greater Essex school board signs new Indigenous protocol – CBC

New education protocol will better reflect Indigenous culture in public schools Jun 12, 2017 Education leaders signed a new protocol agreement Monday that aims to protect and enhance Indigenous culture in public schools. Under the new agreement, the Greater Essex County District School Board will hire more Indigenous teachers, reflect more Indigenous people in the […]

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UofTGrad2017: Celebrating Indigenous grads at U of T – UToronto

“It means the recognition and visibility of who we are and that we are here” Beaded stethoscopes, beats from a traditional drum in Convocation Hall, a special celebration at First Nations House − these are just some of the ways Indigenous 2017 grads are being honoured at the University of Toronto. “The graduation ceremony is […]

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Quebec POH teacher innovates with buddy system – POH

This amazing CBC report features long-time Project of Heart teacher Lisa Powell from Pierre Elliot Trudeau Elementary in Gatineau who explains how she pairs local seniors with her own young learners from James Bay and Kitiganzibi. One of the most gripping moments is realizing that the “senior buddies” are hearing the story of Jordan River […]

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Tsuu T’ina Nation students head to the big city for reconciliation exchange – APTN

June 12, 2017 Two schools, one in the Tsuu T’ina Nation, the other in Calgary spent the year visiting each others campuses as part of an exchange program in the name of reconciliation. The program meant a lot for the students in both schools. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/06/12/tsuu-tina-nation-students-head-to-the-big-city-for-reconciliation-exchange/

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Elder Fred Sasakamoose receives honorary diploma at Saskatoon Convocation

Many people know Elder Fred Sasakamoose for his exceptional athletic prowess and his incredible skill on the ice. He was the first Indigenous hockey player from Canada to play in the NHL and the first NHL player with treaty status. Growing up in northern Saskatchewan, Fred learned to skate at age five from his grandfather. […]

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Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024 – York U

TORONTO, Monday, June 12, 2017 – Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, research led by York University has found. “Extreme climates make the management of fresh water difficult, but add climate change to the mix, along with too few […]

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U Regina: Student international opportunities and Indigenization examined at conference on campus

Two events, one beautiful campus. That’s the catch line that has attracted esteemed educators from around the world are at the University of Regina this week. The events are organized by the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) and UR International. Educators are here from across North America and elsewhere including Brazil, Cuba, […]

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Laurier-led Northern Water Futures project to study water sustainability in the Northwest Territories

June 12, 2017 Waterloo – Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University will be leading a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team studying the sustainability of water in the Northwest Territories through the Northern Water Futures project funded through the Global Water Futures program. “Northwestern Canada is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth,” said Laurier Associate […]

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Peterborough-Kawarthas-Haliburton Designated Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainability Education by UNESCO

As a true testament to the region’s ongoing leadership and commitment to sustainability, UNESCO has named Peterborough-Kawarthas-Haliburton, home of Trent University, a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development. This prestigious designation recognizes communities across the globe that are frontrunners in tackling the challenges of sustainability and places them among an international […]

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You’re invited: U of S wants input on future of campus

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) wants to develop a new master plan, one that will shape the campus for decades to come, and is asking for input from the public. Jun 12, 2017 Members of the community are invited to a public event where their ideas will help guide the creation […]

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MFNERC: Request for Proposals – Video Production

MFNERC is currently accepting proposals from Video Production companies who can produce a short video series entitled: First Nations Middle Years Health. The purpose of this request is to solicit proposals from various candidates and/or companies based on the outlined criteria and select the candidate with the greatest potential to further the reach of MFNERC in […]

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Rainy River District Campus Graduates Recognized at 2017 Convocation

FORT FRANCES, ON, June 12, 2017 – 47 students from the Confederation College Rainy River District Campus – Fort Frances, crossed the stage today at the 2017 Convocation Ceremony, to signify and celebrate the completion of their academic programs. This year’s ceremony was particularly significant as Confederation College is celebrating its 50th Anniversary year. Local graduates […]

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BU Gender & Women’s Studies program caps year of giving

June 12, 2017 The Gender & Women’s Studies (G&WS) program at Brandon University (BU) supported community programs with more than $15,000 through the Margaret Laurence Community Grants Program in 2017. The grants are made possible by the Margaret Laurence Foundation. The latest grant is $1,000 to support the screening of “Fire Song” at the Evans […]

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University Seeks Public Input on Master Plan – Sasknow.ca

13 June 2017 The University of Saskatchewan wants to develop a new master plan that will shape the campus in the coming decades. It would guide such things as construction of new buildings and open spaces, conserving existing assets, defining transportation options, enhancing the indigenous presence and culture, and connecting the surrounding community and landscape. […]

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Carleton University to Host Data Power 2017 Conference

Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication will host Data Power 2017, a two-day international conference that will explore the critical power of big data, as well as consequences of its pervasiveness in our daily lives. The event will feature leading keynote speakers and expert panels on a wide variety of pressing issues, including impacts […]

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Early childhood investments will benefit Island families

Jun 12, 2017 Island children and families will benefit from new investments that will make high-quality early learning and child care more affordable and accessible. Federal, provincial, and territorial ministers signed an historic agreement in Ottawa today on a common framework to improve the lives of Canadian children and their families. The governments of Canada […]

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Building capacity for the next generation of Indigenous health research scholars – Dal News

June 13, 2017 Researchers from eight Atlantic Canadian universities are hoping to transform the Indigenous health research landscape within and beyond the region. They are recent recipients of a $999,990 Training Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IAPH) for an innovative new initiative called the Atlantic Indigenous […]

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