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Recap: RSU 2018 Semi-Annual General Meeting – The Eyeopener

November 29, 2018 For the first time in at least two years, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held quorum for its entire Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 28. At least 100 voting members sat in an auditorium in the Rogers Communications Centre throughout the three-hour-long meeting. At this year’s SAGM, motions were passed to […]

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NorQuest College: Institute turning Alberta into hospitality training nerve centre

November 28, 2018 With the launch of its commercial/test kitchen November 28, The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Hospitality Institute (EOCFHI) at NorQuest College is feeling reborn. Established in 2014 in traditional classroom settings only, the EOCFHI is now one of the largest hands-on learning facilitators of its kind in the province. Today, it features industry-grade […]

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University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub

November 27, 2018 Revitalization of University Research Park continues with acquisition of Shell Technology Centre Calgary Calgary, AB – In a move that further reinforces the University of Calgary’s commitment to establishing University Research Park as a catalyst in driving innovation and economic diversification, the University is purchasing the Shell Technology Centre Calgary (STCC). The […]

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President, senior leaders, meet with Indigenous student leaders – UM Today

November 26, 2018 — Today President Barnard and members of the University of Manitoba senior executive team met with Indigenous student leaders to hear directly their perspectives on a number of issues of importance to Indigenous students and to the community more broadly. Also present was Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. […]

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BC Government: Indigenous grads and businesses fast-track leadership success

November 28, 2018 VANCOUVER – A partnership opportunity for Indigenous post-secondary graduates to develop their business and leadership skills also will provide British Columbia businesses with Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. The partnership between the Province, the B.C. Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), the Business Council of B.C. (BCBC) and Vancouver Island University (VIU) will match […]

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Coyote Project unites multiple TRU departments in Indigenization – The Omega

Two-year project, funded $165,000 a year, helps nine faculties, TRU World and Open Learning with Indigenization Nov. 27, 2018 The Secwépemc people of the B.C. Interior tell a story about Coyote, who is known for being a powerful transformer. That story, Coyote Brings Food from the Upper World, tells how Coyote brought to Earth the […]

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We’re sounding like one’: Poet uses hip hop for cultural connection in Indigenous classroom – CBC

Zoey Roy helping students in Saskatoon Cree bilingual school tell their stories Nov 28, 2018 Rez moms be like, “Boy you look like your dad.” I don’t know why she’s mad. Why she gotta’ be like that? Zoey Roy walks a class of Grade 6 and 7 students at Saskatoon’s St. Frances Cree Bilingual School […]

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UNBC researchers leading $1.3 million project to enhance Indigenous health

November 26, 2018 Two UNBC researchers, together with northern and provincial partners, have embarked on a five-year research project focused on further enhancing Indigenous health in northern B.C. Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood received $1.3 million as part of a Healthy and Productive Work Initiative – Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences […]

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NIC adds Indigenous focus to English courses this January

November 28, 2018 English 116, Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives, introduces university-level research and writing, with a focus on the works of contemporary Indigenous scholars, authors and teachers. English 127, Indigenous Literatures in Canada, emphasizes Indigenous historical, political and cultural contexts in literature. The courses were developed to address the rising interest in Aboriginal content, serve […]

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Traditional welcome for Canadian exchange students

Credits: gisborneherald Ilminster Intermediate School welcomed a cultural group from Canada yesterday with a traditional powhiri. The group are from Gold River on Vancouver Island, made up of indigenous Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation people.

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Timberwest and Indspire announce new post-secondary Indigenous Forestry Education award

Nov 28, 2018 Five-year awards program available to post-secondary forestry students in trades as well as academic studies Nanaimo: TimberWest is pleased to announce a $50,000 post-secondary scholarship program for Indigenous students enrolled in forest management studies. TimberWest provided $25,000 through the Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program for a five-year period […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201879 Views

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ADSB Names First Indigenous Student Trustee – SaultOnline.com

November 28, 2018 The appointment of Algoma District School Board’s first Indigenous Student Trustee was approved at Tuesday night’s Board meeting. Katelyn Wildgoose will join Molly Taylor and Sarah Fisher as Student Trustee for the remainder of the 18/19 school year. Katelyn was recently elected as Chair for the newly established ADSB Northern Indigenous Youth […]

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New partnerships to create more than 400 child care spaces in Victoria

November 27, 2018 VICTORIA – Families in Victoria soon will have access to 439 new licensed child care spaces that will be co-located at six elementary schools, thanks to a $4.6-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. The Greater Victoria School District is partnering with non-profit organizations to deliver these new spaces at […]

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University, Indigenous leaders call for collaboration at reconciliation forum – University Affairs

Helping one another was a central theme of fourth national forum held at the University of Victoria. Following the teachings of the Coast Salish people of southern Vancouver Island, the hosts of significant events invite four witnesses to observe the proceedings and be able to provide a record of what took place. That protocol was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201848 Views

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Indigenous People and The Failure of the Canadian Olympics

Credits: Pocemon This is a project for our Sociology Class, regular uploads will resume later today. Article: Adese, Jennifer. 2012. “Colluding with the Enemy?: Nationalism and Depictions of” Aboriginality” in Canadian Olympic Moments.” The American Indian Quarterly 36.4: 479-502.

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2018182 Views

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Bah Humbug! brings Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to a seasonal classic

Bah Humbug brings Downtown Eastside to a seasonal classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day East Vancouver with Bah Humbug! The annual production returns to SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for its ninth year, with evening and matinee performances from December 6-22. This year Bah Humbug! is directed by award […]

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Call for Applications: NATIVe Fellows Programme + Game Developers Conference Scholarship!

Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2018 EFM/Berlinale: Feb. 7-17, 2019 The NATIVe Fellows Programme is an international professional-development opportunity for Indigenous producers to attend the European Film Market with 1-2 market-ready feature film projects. The Programme will bring together a small group of Indigenous producers from the Stand Partners’ regional areas whose EFM activities will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201834 Views

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On Giving Tuesday, the Air Canada Foundation announces $1.6 million in donations to more than 20 Canadian charitable organizations helping children

MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2018  – To mark Giving Tuesday, the Air Canada Foundation is pleased to announce it will donate more than $1.6 million by year end to support programs or projects by eligible registered charities that contribute to the health and well‑being of children and youth in Canada. The Air Canada Foundation, a registered charitable […]

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Media Advisory: Chief Electoral Officer Promotes Civic Education Resources in Toronto

TORONTO, November 27, 2018—Elections Canada is inviting media to an event that showcases its new civic education resources and website. The event is in collaboration with the East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto. On November 30, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Stéphane Perrault will join a Grade 10 history class to explore a resource called Voting Rights Through Time. Through case studies, this […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201854 Views

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The impact of climate change on language loss – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 27, 2018 8:34 By Anastasia Riehl, Director, Strathy Language Unit, Queen’s University, Ontario 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: Anastasia Riehl, Director, Strathy Language Unit, Queen’s […]

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Ontario Recognizes Outstanding College Graduates

November 27, 2018 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is honouring eight college graduates for the contributions they have made in their field that are helping to grow the economy and improving lives. The annual Premier’s Awards for College Graduates recognizes college graduates across seven categories who have […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201843 Views

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Uncovering Indigenous knowledge in nature – The Concordian

November 27, 2018 Two students explore the history of Montreal’s First Nations in the Botanical Garden The Olympic Stadium looms in the background as snow slowly falls on The First Nations Garden. Part of the Montreal Botanical Garden, the installation was founded in 2001 with the help of Innu singer Florent Vollant. While the rest […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201827 Views

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Province Celebrates Opening of Dauphin River First Nation School

November 26, 2018 The Dauphin River First Nation School has opened its doors to 22 students as part of the Operation Return Home initiative, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “The opening of Dauphin River First Nation School moves us closer towards reconciliation with the communities impacted by the damaging floods of 2011,” said Schuler. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201842 Views

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USask historian awarded top national honour for popularizing history

SASKATOON – Dr. Bill Waiser (PhD), distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Saskatchewan, is the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award—the top Canadian honour in the field of history and heritage. Nov 23, 2018 Canada’s National History Society established the awards in 1996. The Pierre […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201842 Views

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Laurentian’s Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre honoured by the Canadian Wood Council

November 21, 2018 – Laurentian University’s Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC) was honoured last night in Toronto as part of the 18th Wood Design Awards Ceremony organized by Wood WORKS Ontario, a program led by the Canadian Wood Council. The awards program honours people and organizations that are advancing the use of wood in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201836 Views

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Meet McMaster’s newest honorary degree recipients – McMaster Daily

November 22, 2018 At this fall’s convocation, three people will receive honorary degrees from McMaster, a tradition that recognizes significant contributions from people in three general categories: i) Individuals who are distinguished scholars or who have made outstanding contributions to the creative and performing arts; ii) Individuals who have distinguished reputations in the area of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201835 Views

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Alberta government ‘censored’ Indigenous book, undermining reconciliation in schools, author says – CBC

Province added David Alexander Robertson’s graphic novel to not-recommended list due to ‘sensitive content’ A prominent Indigenous author says the Alberta government’s decision to turn the page on one of his graphic novels used in schools is undermining its commitment to reconciliation. David Alexander Robertson says a teacher, who had students read Betty: The Helen […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201875 Views

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Launch of the Second Toolbox of research principles in an Aboriginal context: ethics, respect, fairness, reciprocity, collaboration and culture

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 23, 2018  – The second edition of the Toolbox of research principles in an Aboriginal context: ethics, respect, fairness, reciprocity, collaboration and culture was launched as part of the 4th Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples. This Toolbox is a product of a partnership between the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201860 Views

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RRC to welcome Bear Clan Patrol founder for presentation on personal safety

November 21, 2018 James Favel, founder and executive director of Bear Clan Patrol Inc., will host a presentation on personal-safety best practices this Fri., Nov. 23, at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus. The presentation will also explore the role and function of the Bear Clan Patrol, and how students and staff can get involved […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201836 Views

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NorQuest president named to Women’s Executive Network’s Most Powerful Women list

November 22, 2018 We are pleased to announce Dr. Jodi L. Abbott, president and CEO of NorQuest College has once again been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner presented by KPMG. “We are celebrating 100 of Canada’s highest achieving women in diverse fields,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201832 Views

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Indigenous Summer Scholars Program alumni awarded national scholarships

Two students are putting The University of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP) on the map. Taylor Wilson and Courtney Bear are alumni of the unique 12-week program that allows senior Indigenous undergraduate students and recent graduates to participate as members of research teams, undertaking research on a project with the supervision of a university […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201823 Views

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Reconciliation through academia: Has Ryerson made headway? – The Eyeopener

On any given school day, Emma Cooper will wake up in her home in downtown Toronto, and smudge herself with sage. Although she owns all four sacred medicines—sage, cedar, sweetgrass and tobacco—sage is the one she primarily uses in order to cleanse negative energy. Cooper, who’s majoring in creative industries at Ryerson, does this morning […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201844 Views

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Students learn about Canada’s first-ever Anishinaabe Studies Degree – Soo Today

Secondary school students from the Algoma District School Board and the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board participated in language and regalia workshops as well as traditional Anishinaabe games A large group of local secondary school students paid a visit to Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) today to participate in a day of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201860 Views

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Mi’kmaw Early Childhood Educators to Receive More Training Opportunities

November 19, 2018 A new pilot program, announced today, Nov. 19, will give Mi’kmaw early childhood educators more training opportunities. “It’s important that Mi’kmaw children have access to early learning programs that incorporate Mi’kmaw language and reflect Mi’kmaw knowledge and perspectives,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.”This pilot supports Mi’kmaw children […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201836 Views

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York U: New report sets out roadmap for prevention of youth homelessness in Canada

TORONTO, November 20, 2018 – It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, collaborative, and rights-based, a new report from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada concludes. The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness, published today, provides a clear definition of youth homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201847 Views

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Be on the Cutting Edge of Healthcare – New Bioethics and Health Certificate

A Bioethics and Health Certificate will now be offered at Cape Breton University. The certificate will require a variety of courses that are devoted to examining healthcare issues from a broad range of perspectives. Studying Bioethics and Health at CBU will help students develop skills to think critically and ethically about the modern healthcare system. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201855 Views

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University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons invested as Officer of the Order of Canada

November 20, 2018 Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Rideau Hall–among them Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina. The appointment was announced on December 29, 2017 […]

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Ontario Fall Economic Statement: a response from OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof

November 19, 2018 — The Ford government’s Fall Economic Statement was delivered at Queen’s Park last week, and was accompanied by a number of disconcerting announcements that point to a reckless agenda of cuts to important services that Ontarians rely upon for fair representation and adequate public oversight. The elimination of the Office of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201827 Views

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Indigenous scholars and leaders talk inclusion, empowerment and respect on the long path ahead – UCalgary

Join us Nov. 29 for ii’ taa’poh’to’p update and gathering to celebrate one year of Indigenous Strategy On Nov. 29, the university community will celebrate one year of ii’ taa’poh’to’p, the University of Calgary’s Indigenous strategy. As a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, this ambitious strategy aims to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201858 Views

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FNTI: With 93% Employment Rate after Graduation, Indigenous Learning Institute Places Importance on Education and Being Workplace Ready

(Tyendinaga, ON) – Today marks the beginning of Canada Career Month, a month-long awareness campaign to advance the conversation of meaningful employment and the abundance of transferable skills that Canadians possess. First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) is proud to celebrate and to recognize this month from the perspective of an Indigenous learning institution. “At FNTI, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201831 Views

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VIU – Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education

November 19, 2018 After a year of planning, Ruby Barclay arrived at Vancouver Island University (VIU) Student Residences from her hometown with two Rubber Maid totes and a duffel bag. “That was it – that was my entire life,” she remembers. “The first day was really, really tough.” While most youth transitioning to post-secondary rely […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201839 Views

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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

November 19, 2018 Amanda Reid Rogers has been named Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. Piluwitahasuwin [pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN] is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” Ms. Rogers, RN, is Dakota-Sioux with family and community connections in Wolastokuk. Currently a course instructor and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201854 Views

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‘Wearing our Identity’ explores the cultural significance of indigenous clothing – McGill Tribune

November 20, 2018 The McCord Museum’s newest addition to their permanent collection, Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection, explores the historical, cultural, and spiritual significance of indigenous clothing. The exhibition showcases garments and artifacts associated with clothing production, such as needles and bone scrapers, to demonstrate how clothing shapes identity and the role of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201824 Views

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Nursing students at University of New Brunswick to take mandatory course in Indigenous health – CBC

‘Every health-care provider needs this education,’ says instructor Nov 19, 2018 Future nursing students at the University of New Brunswick will have to take a mandatory course in Indigenous health starting next fall and for Shelley Francis, director of the Indigenous nursing program at UNB, it’s a long time coming. “Let’s face it, racism is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201825 Views

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First Indigenous woman to graduate with PhD in engineering from U of A finds true calling – Folio

November 20 2018 Oilsands remediation expert Chelsea Benally fulfils lifelong dream to help the environment after being sidetracked. Chelsea Benally knew she’d landed a good, secure job when she was hired by Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pay was decent, and for a young chemical engineer, the national security technology company offered […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201828 Views

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Indigenous students pay tribute to famed WWI sniper with portrait – CBC

Portrait presented to great-grandson of Francis Pegahmagabow, by students who painted it Nov 19, 2018 A group of art students from an Indigenous high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. who paid tribute to a legendary First World War sniper, and Indigenous advocate by creating a portrait of him, have now passed that portrait on to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201820 Views

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Lethbridge College: What’s Happening On Campus – Nov. 19-25, 2018

Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m. Scarves for Students campaign brings warmth to Centre Core Knitters and crocheters from the Lethbridge College community have been making scarves and other gestures of warmth to be given away to students. Visit Centre Core at 9:30 a.m. to see the donated, hand-made goods being set up for display. The scarves […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201871 Views

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AB Government – Sidelines to centre field: Youth attend Grey Cup

The Alberta government is teaming up with the Canadian Football League and local organizations to give kids the chance to be part of the Grey Cup. Nov 19, 2018 Young Edmontonians and their chaperones are receiving 50 tickets to the 106th Grey Cup game. The Amiskwaciy Academy, Kids Up Front, the Multicultural Health Brokers and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201827 Views

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Media Invitation – 4th Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples: Coproduction of Knowledge with Indigenous Peoples and sharing of research results

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 19, 2018  – Media representatives are invited to attend the 4th seminar on the ethics of research with Indigenous Peoples held on November 22 and 23 at the First Peoples Pavilion, Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). This eagerly awaited event will be the opportunity to share updates on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201840 Views

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University of Sudbury – Calling for submissions: “Indigenous Me” Youth Publication Contest!

The University of Sudbury, a member of the Laurentian Federation, is calling on Indigenous youth to submit a creative writing composition on the theme “What being Indigenous means to me!” Creative writing submissions can take the form of a short story, poem, short essay, open letter, song or written artwork. Submissions will be showcased in […]

by aanationtalk on November 19, 201886 Views

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