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ABFI Skills Link Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2018

June 29, 2017 View Banner Adam Beach Film Institute is proud to announce our 2018 intake dates for our successfully project in partnership with Centre For Aboriginal Human Resource Development. We are now offering intakes for our Spring Term: April 09, 2018 & Summer Term: July 03, 2018. If you are between 18-30 and possess proof of Aboriginal […]

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Literacy Camps Help Students Learn to Love Reading

June 29, 2017 Camps Keep Children Reading Through the Summer to Help Them Prepare to Return to School in the Fall The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $500,000 to support school divisions in delivering 20 summer literacy camps across the province.  Approximately 400 children are expected to attend the camps, which are being delivered by […]

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UBC experts on Canada Day

June 29, 2017 It’s Canada Day, eh? As Canadians get ready to don their best red and white and wave their Maple Leaf flags for Canada’s 150th birthday, UBC experts are available to comment on all things Canada. Bradley Miller Department of History Cell: 604-442-4745 Email: brmiller@mail.ubc.ca Canadian political and constitutional history; history of Confederation; history of […]

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UNBC Researcher Named Banting Fellow

June 28, 2017 Prince George, BC – A University of Northern British Columbia postdoctoral researcher is the recipient of a prestigious national fellowship. Dr. Alison Gerlach received a 2016-17 Banting Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Postdoctoral fellowships, including the Banting Fellowship, allow UNBC to enhance the University’s research culture by attracting and […]

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Early Years Literacy & Numeracy Summer Institutes – MFNERC

School may be coming to and end, but here at MFNERC we’re gearing up for Summer Institutes in August. The Early Years Literacy & Numeracy Summer Institutes are happening August 21-25, 2017 at our 1100 Waverley office. Two days of professional development in Math (Aug. 21 & 22) will focus on strategies using numeracy routines, learning centres, problem […]

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U of S takes additional measures to address funding shortfall

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan will reduce senior leadership salaries and benefits and spend its reserve funds far below the recommended level for public institutions in order to meet a projected budget deficit in the coming year, President Peter Stoicheff told the institution’s Board of Governors last week. Jun 28, 2017 The board approved […]

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Important Algoma-filmed documentary released in time for Canada Day – SooToday.com

First shown at a private screening in the Sault in September, 2015, Nanabozhung has just been made available for free viewing on YouTube Canada Day. Canada 150. #Resist150. Or maybe just the first day of July. Whatever tomorrow means to you, an instructive and touching documentary film about the relationship between Canada and the Anishinaabe […]

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U of L names new director for Iikaisskini FNMI Gathering Place

June 28, 2017 The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce that Roy Pogorzelski has been appointed director for the Iikaisskini(Low Horn) FNMI Gathering Place, established in 2014 to be a welcoming place where appreciation and respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage is fostered. “We are very excited to welcome Roy to the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201762 Views

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Selkirk College Student Joins Silver King Campus Refresh Crew

Jun 28 2017 The pace of the Selkirk College Silver King Campus renewal project has picked up in the last month and it’s heading into full steam ahead. With more hands needed to get the job done, general contractor Yellowridge Construction is finding help in the shops that are currently undergoing a transformation. With construction […]

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Indigenous students form first graduating class of Langara’s new health program

Jun 27, 2017 Vancouver BC – Langara College is pleased to congratulate the five First Nations students who will form the first graduating class of the new Health Care Assistant Program. “I am very honoured to have been able to participate in this program as it is part of a stepping stone path that paves […]

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MRU: Trading Post 150 aims to abandon colonial divides

June 28, 2017 As Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration of Confederation on July 1 grows near, the dialogue around the most appropriate way to define the true age of the country has increased. Many have argued that Canada’s modern history goes back much, much farther, which is profoundly supported by the recent discovery of a 14,000-year-old […]

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Miles Richardson, NCIED Director, presents to Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

On May 31, 2017, Miles Richardson, Director of the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), and a citizen of the Haida Nation, spoke at the Senate of Canada’s Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. In a detailed presentation, Richardson explored the history and present state of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in […]

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Next Dean of Native Studies Announced – The Quad

I am pleased to announce that at its June 23 meeting the Board of Governors approved the appointment of the next dean of the Faculty of Native Studies. Dr. Chris Andersen has been appointed for a five year term, effective July 1, 2017. Currently serving as interim dean of the faculty, Dr. Andersen joined the […]

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Leading from where you are: How the University is preparing leaders – URegina

June 27, 2017 The University of Regina continues to lay the groundwork for future leaders on campus. Applications are now being accepted from faculty and staff for URLeading, the U of R’s premier leadership development program. The program was piloted in 2016. Now, as an ongoing offering, it has 55 alumni spread out across the […]

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Okanagan College alumni group honours pair – Kelowna Daily Courier

Jun 27, 2017. In recognition of outstanding contributions to the college and its surrounding communities, two Okanagan College alumni have earned the top honours awarded by the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA). Penticton’s Grace Greyeyes is the recipient of this year’s OCAA Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes excellence in the areas of leadership, the environment, […]

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Assembly of First Nations Launches Digital Resource for Teachers It’s Our Time First Nations Education Toolkit on iTunes U

Assembly of First Nations Launches Digital Resource for Teachers It’s Our Time First Nations Education Toolkit on iTunes U June 28, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations’ digital education resource It’s Our Time First Nations Education Toolkit is now on iTunes U. The free, downloadable package for iPad is a resource for […]

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New Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition offers unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

June 27, 2017, Winnipeg – The Manitoba Metis Federation, in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and in collaboration with the Centre du patrimoine and the Saint-Boniface Historical Society, is pleased to announce the opening today of a travelling exhibition that showcases some of the rich history of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201757 Views

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Prince Charles’s charities work to undo past wrongs through reconciliation – The Globe and Mail

When the Prince of Wales visits Canada this week to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday, his charitable organization hopes to leave a legacy behind him that addresses some of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. Miriam Katawazi explains the work Prince’s Charities Canada is doing to promote Indigenous languages, job creation and nutrition […]

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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

ZURICH, June 27, 2017 — Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the Standards and Biodiversity report released Tuesday by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land […]

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DAREarts, the Spirit Bear, and Ontario 150: A Reflection – DAREarts

Written by DAREarts Lead Teacher Laura MacKinnon & Artist-Educator Glenn Marais. DAREarts has been with working with Indigenous communities for 12 years. The first community we worked with was Webequie First Nation. We were invited there after facilitating an arts program at a Junior Rangers camp, a branch of the military that teaches young men […]

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NunatuKavut Proud to Support Children and Families

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 27, 2017 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is proud to announce funding for two long-standing, community-based organizations in the Upper Lake Melville area. The contributions will provide much-needed assistance to enhance the care and well-being of children and their families. A $10,000 contribution was made to the Aboriginal Family […]

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Grads receive final homework assignment: Indigenous scholar Jean-Paul Restoule asks grads to play important role in reconciliation process – OISE

June 23, 2017 When 525 graduates from OISE’s Master of Arts, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education programs arrived for their convocation on June 22, they thought all of their tests and assignments were complete. They were wrong. There was one more homework assignment awaiting them, said Associate Professor of Indigenous Education Jean-Paul Restoule, […]

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Announcing the Next Leader of the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship is a policy and leadership development program recognizing leadership potential among young northern Canadians eager to address policy challenges facing the North. After an extensive search, it is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce Melaina Sheldon will be joining The Gordon Foundation team to lead this initiative. It may come […]

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FNMIEAO Educator Conference: Hearing The Truth

2017 Conference Details Date: Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 Location:  Beal Secondary School      525 Dundas Street       London       N6B 1W5 Theme: Hearing The Truth… Please do not call the school for information. They are only allowing us to use their facilities. Registration is now open! Go […]

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David Suzuki Foundation awards three $50,000 climate change fellowships

David Suzuki will mentor fellows to help lead the next generation of science communicators VANCOUVER – The David Suzuki Foundation has awarded $50,000 one-year David Suzuki Fellowships to three leading Canadian scholars, who will spend 2017-18 studying climate change solutions. The winners are: – Melina Laboucan-Massimo, MA in Indigenous governance — Indigenous Knowledge and Climate […]

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Village Campaign Being Launched – Canadore College

June 27, 2017 (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College president George Burton and The Village’s co-chairs, Judy Sharpe and Mark Deacon, invite you to the campaign launch of Canadore’s unique community health and wellness centre. Date: Thursday, June 29 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Outdoors at the North Entrance of Hewgill Hall, College Drive Campus, 100 […]

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Province Announces New Appointments to Assiniboine Community College Board of Governors

June 27, 2017 The Manitoba government has appointed seven new members to the Assiniboine Community College board of governors, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today. Jeff Harwood, Harvey Laluk, Johanne Ross, Carla Milne, Jack Ewatski and Kelly Wilson have been appointed as regular members and Anneliesea Parkinson has been appointed as a student […]

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Anthropologica: Volume 59, Number 1, 2017 – Anthropologica

Thematic Section / Section Thématique Language Sustainability in the Circumpolar North / Viabilité de la langue et le Nord circumpolaire Abstract: This introduction serves to situate this special theme within the broader fields of language sustainability and language revitalisation and maintenance. It aims to highlight both the unique aspects of linguistic situations in the Circumpolar […]

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Young Citizens: Canadian Students Turn a Critical Eye on our Past in History Videos

Women’s ability to vote. Indian residential schools. LGBTQ rights. The treatment of prisoners and people with mental illnesses. Missing and murdered Indigenous women. Students don’t shy away from the tough issues of our past or their modern implications in remarkable videos created as part of the Young Citizens program. Participants chose a wide range of […]

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Lakehead University hosting Canada-Mexico roundtable on Indigenous Higher Education

June 26, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON Lakehead University is hosting representatives from eight Mexican universities and 11 Canadian universities for the sixth Canada-Mexico Roundtable on Intercultural/Indigenous Higher Education. Representatives are in Thunder Bay from Sunday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 27. Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor, explained that the roundtable’s theme is […]

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St. Lawrence College Student Life and Innovation Centre Groundbreaking

2017-06-23 (KINGSTON) St. Lawrence College today kicked off construction on the Student Life and Innovation Centre, the largest construction project since the College opened in 1967. The targeted LEEDTM Gold Student Life and Innovation Centre is the third stage of the College’s Hello Future Project and includes a new double gym, fitness centre, student lounge, […]

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Students celebrate National Aboriginal Day – The Sudbury Star

June 27, 2017 Grade 4 to 6 students at Sudbury’s Ecole St-Dominique celebrated National Aboriginal Day by participating in a number of activities on June 21. Students were able to take part in a smudging ceremony and listen to Metis stories. They were also offered a variety of fun-filled activities promoting the culture of First […]

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Algoma University Statement on Canada 150

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – June 23, 2017): Algoma University is using Canada’s 150th Birthday as an opportunity to reflect on the many things we appreciate about Canada, and we have planned a number of special events on campus to mark this historic birthday. As we celebrate all that is great about Canada and all […]

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A striking visual brings emotional response to history – Carlyle Observer

It’s an exercise that would be beneficial in all schools, Lauren Pinacie-Littlechief – facilitator – explains of the Blanket Exercise. The intention of the exercise is to look at the history of First Nations peoples and the European settlers, how treaties were formed, and how the relationships changed as time progressed – moving from a […]

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First Nations journalism training program extended – Tbnewswatch.com

Program has taught journalism and media literacy to hundreds of people Journalists for Human Rights will offer its journalism training program in northwestern Ontario First Nations for another three years, with the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of Indigenous stories and voices in Canadian media. The announcement follows the approval of renewed funding […]

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Canada 150: In class with kids learning a First Nations language

Credits: The Canadian Press Indigenous language and culture lessons are part of the curriculum for students at the First Nations School of Toronto. Listen to Grade 3 kids introduce themselves in Ojibway, and talk about why they like learning the language. (June 13, 2017) THE CANADIAN PRESS https://twitter.com/cdnpress https://www.facebook.com/thecanadianp… The Canadian Press is Canada’s most […]

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NAN: Emergency Chiefs Meeting on Education

Nishnawbe Aski Nation will host an Emergency Chiefs Meeting on Education July 5-6, 2017 at Dennis Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay. The meeting will address concerns identified by First Nation leadership, students, parents and partner organizations relating to the overall safety of students attending school in the city. Confirmations/Registration Chiefs/Proxies are asked to complete […]

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Whistler Film Festival Launches 5th Annual Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship

Short content development program open nationally for up to six emerging Aboriginal Canadian film artists. Whistler, B.C. (June 21, 2017) -​To mark ​National Aboriginal Day and​to support the voices of Aboriginal Canadians, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has opened the call for applications for its 5th annual Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship. The four-day creative and business […]

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Shingwauk University students join opposition to Canada 150 campus celebrations – Soo Today

‘We also oppose the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary that is going to happen at our institution, Algoma University’ Students at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig have joined their counterparts at Algoma University in refusing to celebrate Canada 150 events. Shingwauk Anishnaabe Students’ Association (SASA) has joined Algoma University Students’ Union in opposing Canada 150 celebrations on […]

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Laurentian University balances budget for seventh consecutive year

The Laurentian University Board of Governors unanimously approved today the University’s 2017-2018 operating budget of $155.9 million, an increase of $5.4 million or 3.6% over last year. The Sudbury campus will have 28 more full-time faculty in 14 departments: 11 new positions and 17 colleagues transferring from Barrie. This includes three new research chairs in […]

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Mount Royal faculty and students find ‘novel’ way to connect with nearby First Nation – MRU

Indigenous book club supports relationship-building A group of faculty and students at Mount Royal has formed a book club with elders of a nearby First Nation as a way to build relationships between the University and the community. The book club is part of Mount Royal’s ongoing efforts to indigenize the University and strengthen ties […]

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Call for applications: The Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba Dr. John A. Moorhouse Fellowship Award

JUNE 26, 2017 – The University of Manitoba received $500,000 from the Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba to establish the Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba John A. Moorhouse Fellowship. A further $150,000 was received in September 2010 from which $15,000/year for ten years is to be spent as additional funds for lab operating costs. The Diabetes Foundation of […]

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Indigenous journalism training program extended for three years

TORONTO, June 26, 2017  – In honour of the re-naming of National Indigenous People’s Day Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is proud to announce it will be offering its journalism training program in northern Ontario First Nations for another three years, thanks to renewed funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The OTF grant positions JHR […]

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Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre opens at Laurentian University

Unique Centre designed for people of all backgrounds to gather, learn, and promote Indigeneity Laurentian University opened its Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC) today as part of National Aboriginal Day celebrations. The ISLC brings together students, faculty, staff, and the community to enhance Indigenous education, advance understanding, and support the needs and aspirations of […]

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Conestoga celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 23, 2017 On June 21, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team hosted a celebration at the Doon campus in recognition of National Aboriginal Day. Activities included a smudging ceremony, tipi raising and an afternoon workshop on Truth and Reconciliation that featured a panel of guest speakers. “With you spending this day together with us we can […]

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150 ‘Canada 150&Me’ Youth to Descend on Ottawa With Boundless Ideas and Energy to Fuel the Sesquicentennial Celebrations

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – One hundred and fifty youth between the ages of 14-19, chosen from across Canada, will arrive in Ottawa on June 24 for eight days of experiential learning, leadership development, and community engagement activities as part of Canada 150&Me. The year-long project is aimed at starting a national conversation among youth about the […]

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Letter to the editor: I am not Canadian, I am Anishinaabe – Soo Today

Algoma University, located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, has a special responsibility to educate and lead the charge of reconciliation, says Meawasige My name is Quinn Meawasige and I am a member of Serpent River First Nation which is a signatory of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. I currently attend […]

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MNO: Métis jigging in Kitchener

Every other Wednesday between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) brings in a Métis jigging instructor to the Kitchener MNO office to teach MNO citizens and community members how to jig. Young and old are eager to learn some moves from Métis Jigger, Sterling Lavergne. Sterling […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201731 Views

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Government of Canada reducing barriers to inclusive employment through Call for Concepts

June 23, 2017  Gatineau, Quebec  Employment and Social Development Canada Removing barriers to jobs for Canadians who are typically under-represented in our workforce will help the middle class, as well as those working so hard to join it. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, launched the Call for Concepts […]

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OTC: I am the Bridge anti-racism campaign launched

The City of Saskatoon has launched their I am the Bridge anti-racism campaign leading up to National Aboriginal Day. Racism takes many forms and is a global issue and the city decided to tackle it. They believe talking about racism is essential to understanding and confronting the misconceptions people may have. Over the past year, […]

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