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FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing

March 17, 2017 UBC President Santa Ono and Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA, announce a new chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to […]

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Olivia Chow leads panel on women in power at OISE – The Varsity

Event organized by Amnesty International U of T for International Women’s Day On Thursday night, former NDP MP for Trinity–Spadina, Olivia Chow, led a panel on women empowerment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Chow also ran to be the Mayor of Toronto in 2014. Amnesty International U of T hosted the event […]

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Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 19, 2017  By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. […]

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Meet the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017

March 19, 2017 In one of the world’s most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, Maggie McDonnell is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community. The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic. The village is so […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201725 Views

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U of T commits to hiring Director of Indigenous Initiatives – The Varsity

Administration responds to TRC Steering Committee’s final report U of T has issued a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee’s Final Report, including an acknowledgement of the University of Toronto’s “responsibility in contributing to the plight of Indigenous peoples.” The statement, titled Humility, Responsibility, Opportunity: In Response to the Report of the University […]

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Why have Nunavut?’ Battle over education bill goes to heart of territory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 19, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ To the Nunavut government, it’s an update to old legislation that needs to acknowledge reality. To others, it’s a dagger to the territory’s heart. “Why have Nunavut?” asks Sandra Inutiq, the territory’s former language commissioner. “Why have we created the territory if we’re not going to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201730 Views

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Algoma U to Offer Community Economic and Social Development Spring Institute in Timmins

(TIMMINS, ON – March 17, 2016): Algoma University is pleased to announce that a special Spring Institute course focused on community development approaches to consultation and consent in Indigenous communities within Northern Ontario and beyond will be offered at the Timmins campus of Northern College, from June 19th to 23rd. In addition to those studying […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201765 Views

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Laurier’s Up/Rooted conference to explore refugees, resettlement and community

March 17, 2017 Waterloo – At a time when the world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded, a Wilfrid Laurier conference will explore issues facing refugees, migrants, and the communities that host them. The three-day, three-location conference runs from March 30 to April 1. Tima Kurdi, the aunt of Alan Kurdi, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201750 Views

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Four honorary degrees to be conferred at UPEI Convocation

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Prince Edward Island, announced today that four exceptional leaders in their respective fields will be awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation ceremonies on May 13, 2017. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon Indigenous leader and Elder Ms. Judith Clark of York, PEI; […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201761 Views

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Tanya Tagaq to deliver Spring 2017 Axworthy lecture – Postponed

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that acclaimed artist and compelling throat singer from Nunavut, Tanya Tagaq, will be the fourth speaker in The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. Her lecture will take place on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm on campus in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201744 Views

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Aboriginal Head Start – “Wings of Change…Soaring Together”

Early childhood staff from Gamètì, Whatì, Behchokǫ̀ along with the Pre-natal coordinator from Behchokǫ̀ are attending the Alberta Aboriginal Head Start Regional Training Event in Enoch, Alberta March 14th-16th. Staff have been participating in a number of workshops on teaching pre-school children early numeracy and literary skills, nutrition, science and math, art activities, trusting children as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201742 Views

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Media Advisory – Release of the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force report

Thursday, March 16, 2017 KINGSTON – Queen’s University, along with Indigenous partners and local community members, will host a special reception on March 21 to celebrate the release of the final report of the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. The event marks an important milestone for the university as it moves to improve and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201763 Views

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Reconciliation happens one person at a time’ – The Nugget

March 17, 2017 Mike DeGagne is a big believer in the power of small actions. “Reconciliation happens one person at a time, and can be something small, yet meaningful,” the chairman of Reconciliation North Bay told participants in a two-day conference on the theme of building relationships between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians. “It doesn’t […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201771 Views

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UPEI President announces Indigenous Advisory Council

The University of Prince Edward Island took further steps today to honour the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report when President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz announced plans for an Indigenous advisory group. “UPEI is committed to being fully aware of the role our institution must play in promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201756 Views

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Let’s ERAD: Eliminate Racism and Discrimination by Celebrating Diversity

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON March 17, 2017) – On March 21, Sault College will be celebrating diversity while commemorating an important historical event and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this day we will unite to help raise awareness and promote a greater understanding of racism and discrimination while […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201741 Views

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Student helps bring Spring Pow Wow to life March 18

It takes many hardworking volunteers to organize the very successful UWinnipeg Spring Pow Wow, and student Teddy Lands has stepped up to recruit and coordinate those helping hands. UWinnipeg’s 15th Annual Spring Pow Wow honours Indigenous graduates, their professors and families in a day-long celebration and feast. Lands was motivated to help because she remembers […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201733 Views

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Library Chat: Author Wagamese was a champion of libraries – Medicine Hat News

March 17, 2017 We’ve lost Richard Wagamese, celebrated journalist and award-winning author, much too early, at only 61. You are likely familiar with his Canada Reads finalist “Indian Horse” or “Medicine Walk,” a Banff Mountain Book Festival grand award winner. The library community mourns the loss of a champion who frequently said “libraries and librarians […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201728 Views

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CBU: Embracing the L’nu Document – Unama’ki College Draft Strategic Plan

EMBRACING THE L’NU (INDIGENISATION) OF CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY1 Cape Breton University recognizes its foundation on Mi’kmaq Territory and traditional homelands and is committed to honouring and embracing the knowledge, wisdom, and traditions of the Mi’kmaq throughout its teaching, research and community engagement. The University does this by ensuring that all students graduating from Cape Breton […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201735 Views

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Government of Yukon invites feedback on changes to student assessment in schools

March 16, 2017 The Government of Yukon is changing how schools assess and report on student progress and wants feedback on the proposed changes from students, teachers, parents and community members. The proposed changes are based on research and recommendations from the Yukon Education Assessment Committee, a group of 40 Yukon educators, including representation from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201723 Views

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Laurier Faculty of Social Work to host book launch examining effects of colonialism on Indigenous people

March 17, 2017 Kitchener – Wilfrid Laurier University will host a public talk March 20 with Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell and Ben Carniol, authors of Case Critical: Social Services and Social Justice in Canada, 7th Edition (2017), exploring the personal trauma and devastation inflicted on Indigenous people by past and present colonialism. Kennedy-Kish Bell is elder-in-residence […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201754 Views

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Garden River FN: Community Education Update

March 16, 2017 The Education Unit is currently conducting a comprehensive review of our programs and services offered to the community. Our goal is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of these services are responding to our community’s needs. Your attendance & participation is essential in creating a community driven education system. You are invited […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201735 Views

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Stewardship training for a new generation

March 16, 2017 PRINCE RUPERT – For 14 First Nations students, March 15, 2017, was a special day as they celebrated their graduation from the two-year Stewardship Technicians Training Program in partnership with Vancouver Island University. Certificates were awarded, a special dinner was served and proud family and community members were on hand to congratulate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201735 Views

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Applications now open For Hot Docs’ Corus Diverse Voices Scholarship

Toronto, March 16, 2017 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce the Corus Diverse Voices Scholarship is now accepting applications. In recognition of Canada 150, the scholarship will invite four to six emerging filmmakers to participate in an intensive program during the Hot Docs Festival, April 27-May 7, where they will develop a short documentary […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201740 Views

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Memorial to open Aboriginal Peoples Week with public event on building reconciliation

March 16, 2017 The second annual Aboriginal Peoples Week at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus will open with a public event on Monday, March 20, from 7-9 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research Innovation. Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, associate vice-president, academic and Indigenous programs at Laurentian University, will deliver a keynote address titled, Two Steps […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201736 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Let’s Walk the Talk in Swift Current, March 14, 2017 – Prairie Post

16 March 2017 Students from Great Plains College and the Chinook School Division as well as members of the public participated in an event in Swift Current to to raise awareness about the impact of residential schools on aboriginal people and the need for action towards reconciliation, March 14. The morning event “Truth and Reconciliation: […]

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Lennox Island youngsters learn the ins and outs of the Internet – The Guardian

March 16, 2017 LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. – Carson Thomas thinks he will be better equipped going forward in doing Internet searches for school projects. Thomas, and his fellow Grade 5 and 6 students at John J. Sark Memorial School on Lennox Island, spent two hours after school each day for an entire week this month […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201731 Views

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UCN Signs MOU To Provide Tuition Grants For Northern Youth In Care

University College of the North (UCN) hosted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony today in The Pas between the institution and Child and Family Services Authorities that will allow youth who are in the care of these authorities the opportunity to receive a post-secondary education. More Information NT4

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From Nunavut to Dalhousie – Dal News

March 16, 2017 For the last two years, colleagues in the Faculty of Management have been working with the Government of Nunavut on the best way to help public servants advance their leadership skills. Last month, Martine Durier-Copp, director of Management’s Centre for Advanced Management Education (CFAME), signed an agreement with Nunavut Deputy Premier Monica […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201732 Views

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Three Years Since the TRC in Edmonton

Edmonton—Athabasca University Press is honoured to be partnering with RISE—Reconciliation and Solidarity Edmonton on the launch of their citywide book club. Together we will be reading Arthur Bear Chief’s residential school memoir, My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell (Athabasca University Press, 2016). RISE is described by co-founder Miranda Jimmy as “an inclusive […]

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Media Advisory: We Are The Land: Jaime Black Artist Residency Opening Gathering

Toronto, ON (March 14, 2016) —-Winnipeg- based, Métis multidisciplinary artist Jaime Black will be introducing her week-long residency at WGSI (Women and Gender Studies Institute), University of Toronto. Co-produced by Dr. Karyn Recollet and Melissa Nesrallah, the residency which features the installations The REDress Project (2010) & Conversations with the Land (2016) explores the complexities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201732 Views

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NOSM: The Noojamadaa Exhibit

Indigenous Perspectives on Healthy Relationships The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) invites the public to the grand opening of The Noojamadaa Exhibit. Over the past year, a research team led by NOSM Associate Professor Dr. Marion Maar has collaborated with Manitoulin First Nations communities and organizations on a photovoice project to support healthy relationships […]

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic honours Indigenous students’ achievements

Sask Polytech hosts honour ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous students. March 15, 2016 – Looking to celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of our Indigenous students preparing to graduate, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be hosting honour ceremonies across the province. Sask Polytech has been hosting Indigenous honour ceremonies for approximately 25 years. Media […]

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Prominent Edmonton architect to chair university board

March 15, 2017 The Board of Governors and Margaret Mrazek, former Acting Chair, are pleased to welcome the appointment of Vivian Manasc as Chair of the Governors of Athabasca University. The appointment was made by the Honorable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education on March 14, 2017. Vivian Manasc is the Senior Principal at Manasc […]

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Manitoba First Nations Science Fair comes to the U of M – The Manitoban

March 15, 2017 Indigenous students from all over the province come together to talk science On March 9 and 10, the University of Manitoba hosted the 15th annual Manitoba First Nations Science Fair. The fair featured projects from students ranging from grades four to 12, and consisted of visual displays, live experiments, and written reports. […]

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Stepping forward – Pique Newsmagazine

March 16, 2017 There is a slight but perceptible shift underway. It is in its early stages, but it holds great promise if it is to continue to move forward. Perhaps this is on our radar after the recent and historic announcement that the Squamish and Lil’wat nations have partnered with Whistler Blackcomb (WB) in […]

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Forward Together Lecture features founder of program to train and employ former gang members- U Regina

March 15, 2017 This year’s Forward Together Lecture features the founder of a program in Los Angeles to provide jobs and get people out of street gangs. The title of Jesuit Father Gregory J. Boyle’s lecture is Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of God. Father Boyle is the founder and executive director […]

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Kemess Underground Project granted environmental assessment approval

March 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Environment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett have issued an environmental assessment certificate to AuRico Metals Inc. for the Kemess Underground project, an underground copper-gold mine, which is located approximately 250 kilometres north of Smithers, and 430 kilometres northwest of Prince George in the Peace River […]

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Northlands College Will Lead Changes to Northern University Education

March 15, 2017 Gabriel Dumont Institute and the Province’s Universities Will Play a Vital Supporting Role Advanced Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre today announced Northlands College, in collaboration with an advisory committee, will deliver university programming in La Ronge. Northlands College delivers post-secondary education in several locations in northern Saskatchewan, including Creighton, Buffalo Narrows and Île […]

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CBE Requests New Schools and Modernizations in Three-Year Capital Plan 2018-2022

​At the March 14, 2017 public board meeting, the Calgary Board of Education Board of Trustees approved the Three-Year School Capital Plan 2018-2021 requesting 20 new schools and 11 major modernizations from the Provincial Government. “We continue to see enrolment growth across our schools and programs. Despite the new schools that were opened this year, […]

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Red River College Creates New Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy

Red River College today announced the creation of a new executive director, Indigenous strategy to provide leadership on advancing Indigenous education at the College, which will include expanding programs and supports for Indigenous students and building new partnerships with Indigenous leaders and the community. “Advance Indigenous Achievement” is one of the top priorities in RRC’s […]

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Media Advisory – 1,000 Indigenous Youth Come to Ottawa to Explore Career Options

OHSWEKEN, ON, March 14, 2017 – Indspire is hosting its Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference at the Westin Ottawa Hotel on March 23rd, 2017. Nearly 1,000 First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students and their chaperones from across Canada will gather in Ottawa and explore education and career opportunities through a dynamic and engaging conference. By participating […]

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit Presents Career & Education Fair

Wednesday March 29, 2017 Time: 10:00am—3:30pm Location: Richelieu Vanier Community Centre 300 Des Pères-Blancs Flyer NT5

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OTC: One Book, One Province

The Saskatchewan Libraries Association is using its 75th anniversary to talk Reconciliation by hosting Saskatchewan’s first province-wide community book club. The One Book, One Province initiative lasts through March. The SLA wants everyone in the province to read Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter. With the passing of […]

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Manitoba government move to lift cap on K 3 class size draws strong reaction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 9:42 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is lifting a cap that kept the size of kindergarten-to-Grade 3 classes in the province at 20 students. The cap was announced by the former NDP government in 2011, but Education Minister Ian Wishart says data from provincial assessments in reading and numeracy show […]

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CWP: Indigenous children and foster care: we can do so much better

March 15, 2017 Child apprehension is a painful and complex issue – an issue that becomes even more challenging with an understanding of those groups who are overrepresented in foster care. Without a doubt, the most affected group in this regard is Indigenous children. Consider this, in 2016, 48% of all children in foster care […]

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Call for Papers – Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity: An International Conference

A substantive body of international scholarship, from different disciplines, has focused on researching and understanding how race has been central to the spread of empire and colonization. Beginning in the 1400s Western Europeans fastened their global expansion to the categorization, designation and ranking of human populations according to a racial hierarchy. Indigenous lands and peoples […]

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NIC President takes sabbatical to learn from North Island communities

NIC President John Bowman will take a sabbatical leave this summer to study how the college can better meet the needs of North Island organizations and communities. NIC’s Board of Governors approved the sabbatical at its March 9 board meeting in Campbell River. “I’m excited to research opportunities for even greater synergy between NIC and […]

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ROM to introduce digital learning initiative for Indigenous youth – Metro News

Program designed to give Indigenous students in remote communities access to the museum’s collections. The Royal Ontario Museum is launching a digital learning initiative to make its programming more accessible to Indigenous students from remote parts of the province. The new program, set to launch for the next school year, is an addition to the […]

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It’s infectious’: Thousands of students set to get inspired at WE Day – StarPhoenix

March 15, 2017 It’s an event that will see thousands of students converge on SaskTel Centre in hopes of implementing positive change in their community, their country and their world. Classrooms will be emptied Wednesday, school buses will be filled and SaskTel Centre will play host to several big name personalities as part of WE […]

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Seneca College: Exploring truth and reconciliation

More than 200 people gathered in the Great Hall on Monday, March 13 to join President David Agnew in welcoming Candy Palmater, Mi’kmaw comic, writer, TV and radio broadcaster, and Michelle St. John, Indigenous award-winning actor and filmmaker, to campus for a conversation about reconciliation. The discussion centred around the outcomes from the Truth and […]

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