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Local teacher recognized by Prime Minister – paNOW

A teacher from Mistawasis First Nation has received national recognition for her outstanding work in the classroom. Denise Desjardins, who teaches Grades 1 and 2 at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak School has received the Prime Minister’s certificate of achievement. “I’m very honoured and the news is still sinking in,” she said. “It’s all so surreal.” Desjardins, who […]

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Camosun educators honoured at national Colleges and Institutes conference

Camosun College hosted its second national conference for Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) at the Empress Hotel and Conference Centre, April 29 to May 1. More than 950 educators and leaders from colleges and institutes across Canada and around the world participated, making “Na’tsa’maht: Working together as one,” the highest attended CICan Conference in over […]

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First Nation Leaders call on University to Rescind Appointment of Interim Law Dean

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 4, 2018): Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) are calling on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment of provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, who sentenced First Nations leaders to prison for protecting their lands, as interim dean of the university’s embattled law school. “It is an insult […]

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Winnipeg school that infuses Indigenous language, teachings into curriculum celebrates 25 years – CBC

Niji Mahkwa School in the city’s North End builds Indigenous culture, tradition into everyday learning May 08, 2018 For 25 years, a unique elementary school in Winnipeg’s North End has been teaching kids reading, writing and arithmetic, just like any other school — but also infusing Indigenous language and teachings into its curriculum. Niji Mahkwa […]

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BC Government: Programs that enhance student well-being receiving $300,000

May 9, 2018 VICTORIA – Two organizations that help at-risk students improve their physical and mental well-being will each receive grants of $150,000 from the Government of British Columbia. The funding will help Take a Hike Foundation and Right To Play expand their programs in B.C., so that more students who may be at risk […]

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Concordia awards 11 new honorary doctorates – CU News

The distinguished recipients include Indigenous leaders, a chief scientist at NASA, and a Rwandan government official May 9, 2018 This June, Concordia will present honorary doctorates to 11 individuals who have made their mark in the fields of law, art, Indigenous rights, journalism, nanoscience, business and philanthropy. They will receive their honorary doctorates during the […]

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Women of Distinction Honours U of G Women

May 7, 2018 Twelve of 20 women who received 2018 Women of Distinction Awards last week have University of Guelph connections. The awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in Wellington County. They were presented May 3 at the River Run Centre. Prof. Bonnie Mallard received a Lifetime Achievement Award. She was honoured for […]

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Online news trolls not as bad as we think – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2018  By Maite Taboada, Professor of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University 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: Maite Taboada, Professor of Linguistics, Simon Fraser […]

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Media Advisory: Carleton University Art Gallery Launches Summer Exhibitions

May 7, 2018 Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will host a party to celebrate the opening of two summer exhibitions: In Dialogue and Quill Boxes from Mnidoo Mnising. When: Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., opening remarks will be delivered at 6 p.m. by Claudette Commanda (with ASL interpretation). Where: Carleton […]

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Saint Mary’s University celebrates the achievements of four exceptional leaders

The accomplishments of four exceptional leaders will be recognized this May with honorary degrees at Saint Mary’s University’s Spring Convocation 2018. The University is pleased to recognize the extraordinary achievements of: Dominic Barton, a global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Company, who is committed to the internationalization of Canadian universities and colleges. He […]

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4th Annual FHQ Arts & Culture Festival

Payepot School Hosts… 4th Annual FHQ Arts & Culture Festival with Special Guest Buffy St. Marie May 17th. 10am – 2pm Payepot School. Piapot First Nation REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE REGISTER BY MAY 11, 2018 For more info: Nicole Crowe nicolecrowe@live.ca  306 531-8972 Fax Number: 306 565-2530 NT5

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Catholic Education Week in Ontario Highlights Catholic Youth Day and Service

TORONTO – May 7, 2018 – This week students, parents, teachers, staff and communities across Ontario will be celebrating the significant contribution that Catholic education has made to life in this province. New this year will be the launch of Catholic Student Youth Day in Toronto on May 8th at St. Paul’s Basilica and the […]

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Northern Students visit Regina and the Saskatchewan Legislative Building as Part of Mentorship Program

May 8, 2018 The Provincial Capital Commission is once again hosting 32 high school students from northern Saskatchewan for the annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program. The students travel with their teachers and chaperones to the province’s capital city to learn more about Saskatchewan’s history, the province’s system of government, and the various post-secondary opportunities […]

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Full STEAM ahead at KPU Science Rendezvous and Langley Open House

Create glitter slime, inflate a real lung, taste a craft brew, or watch the chemistry magic show at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Science Rendezvous and Langley Open House Saturday, May 12. The largest public science festival in the Fraser Valley and KPU Langley’s largest event attracting over 2,000 visitors in 2017, Science Rendezvous offers free […]

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Commentary: Courts will look to strike the right balance between unity and diversity in constitutional challenges – Folio

Inherent contradiction between provincial diversity and national unity can spark sharp disagreements, but it’s also what makes Canada work, argues constitutional law expert. It has been a busy spring for the Constitution. Although Canadians have become used to court battles concerning the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it has been an older version of Canada’s […]

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CBU Call for Applications! Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network: The Kausattumi Grants Program

The Kausattumi Grants Program (Kausattumi is Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to Indigenous undergraduate & graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking Indigenous community-based health and wellness research. The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network is […]

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CASA: Students Release Collaborative Report on Campus Sexual Violence

May 8, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Student organizations across the country released a joint publication on campus sexual violence, titled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. In the publication, students from Victoria to Charlottetown express the need to eradicate sexual violence on their campuses. It includes contributions from the […]

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U of Victoria: Students’ mini-satellite to help astronomers explore the origins of the universe

Students from the University of Victoria are designing a tiny satellite with big aspirations. When a robotic arm on the International Space Station tosses it into orbit in 2020, the satellite that’s no bigger than a two-litre carton of milk will become a vital tool to help astronomers and cosmologists better understand the origins and […]

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KPU opens doors and opens minds for Indigenous youth

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) welcomed more than 60 Indigenous students to its Surrey campus to hear from inspirational speakers and learn about post-secondary study options. The Open Doors, Open Minds event on May 2 attracted students from 21 schools and education centres, primarily in Surrey, Delta and Langley. They heard speakers such as Shane Wally […]

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Mount Royal U: Liberal Education Conference looks for truth amidst the noise

As we are bombarded by more and more information, much of it just a click away on our phones, the credibility of that information seems less and less reliable. What is true? What is fake? While traditional media has been brought to its knees by the economic might of Facebook and Google, the Internet has […]

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Ontario Supporting Indigenous Students at Lakehead University

Province Investing in Innovative Learning Centre May 7, 2018 Ontario is supporting community building, economic growth and reconciliation in the north by investing in an Indigenous learning centre that will offer expanded access and supports for students. The Gichi Kendaasiwan Centre will provide Indigenous students with an environment that is focused on student and community […]

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Coates helps guide Algoma’s future – Sault Star

May 8, 2018 An academic with a background in Indigenous issues recently met with Algoma University brass to help chart the post-secondary institution’s future. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair at Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy at University of Saskatchewan, met with Algoma’s senate, faculty and administration last Friday. He focused on the university’s programming. Algoma […]

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Emerging artist gifts art teacher, new high school – Sioux Bulletin

Sioux North High School is still under construction, but already the new high school has received a special gift. Blake Angeconeb, 28, a Lac Seul First Nation band member, gifted the school, and Queen Elizabeth District High School art educator Lance Hildebrand, with a large mixed media painting. “He’s been a big supporter of my […]

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Blackfoot traditions discussed at forum – Lethbridge Herald

May 8, 2018. Lethbridge Herald The importance of symbols in the Blackfoot tradition will be explained during a public presentation today. University of Lethbridge faculty member Linda Many Guns will describe their role during a 7 p.m. session at McKillop United Church. Chair of the Indigenous Studies department at U of L, Many Guns will […]

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NL Government: Provincial Government Provides Update on Development of Adult Literacy Action Plan

May 07, 2018 The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced the conclusion of public consultations on the development of an Adult Literacy Action Plan. Five public consultation sessions were held throughout the province in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and St. John’s. Discussions were also held with […]

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Symposium will draw hundreds: Algoma U – Sault Star

May 8, 2018 Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend a symposium being organized by Algoma University that runs next spring. Taking Care of the Land will be held May 6 to 9 at Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront. Scientists and First Nation representatives are expected to be in attendance to learn about climate […]

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Honours for U of L professors – Lethbridge Herald

May 8, 2018. Three University of Lethbridge professors have been named as Canada Research Chairs for the federal government. Monique Giroux (Indigenous studies), Trushar Patel (chemistry and biochemistry) and Julie Young (geography) were all named Tier II Canada Research Chairs as the Government of Canada recently unveiled a $158-million investment in the Canada Research Chairs […]

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Announcing the 2018 Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellow

TORONTO, May 4, 2018 – APTN and Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are pleased to announce Jamuna Galay-Tamang as the 2018 Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellow. Galay-Tamang is of Dene-Metis and Nepali heritage and has joined the team at APTN Investigates based in Winnipeg for a 12-week paid placement. This is the second year for the […]

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Toronto area school board to consider request to fly rainbow flag this summer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2018  By Adam Burns THE CANADIAN PRESS A school board west of Toronto is expected to discuss this week whether to allow the rainbow flag to be raised outside district schools during Pride Month this summer. The request to fly the flag in June at schools with the Peel District School […]

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Potential Unleashed: Trent University Exceeds Campaign Goal Raising Over $56.8 Million for Student Support, Innovative Research and Teaching Excellence

Most ambitious fundraising campaign in Trent’s history wraps up with far-reaching impact and record breaking results May 2, 2018 A transformational student experience, world-class innovative research, and unparalleled teaching excellence – honouring and building these hallmarks of Trent University has resulted in a major milestone: more than $56.8 million raised for Trent University’s Unleash the […]

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Carleton Announces Student Winners of the HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation

May 03, 2018 Carleton University and Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2018 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation. This year there were four winning entries. Two teams from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism’s undergraduate program in Conservation and Sustainability shared the first-place award: Danielle Simpson and Natasha Lemire-Waite […]

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Algoma U Offers Climate Change Course this Spring

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON: May 3, 2018): This spring, Algoma University will be offering a  climate change course from May 28 – June 1, 2018, as part of its Geography Spring Institute. Students in the spring institute will earn three credits that can be used toward an Algoma University credential or a National Aboriginal Lands […]

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Algonquin College opens new DARE District

May 3 – OTTAWA – Algonquin College capped off its 50th Anniversary year celebrations by daring to look to the future with the grand opening of its new building, the DARE (Discovery, Applied Research, and Entrepreneurship) District. At a special event and ribbon cutting, the College opened the doors on the new heart of its Ottawa […]

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Indigenous legal orders – Corporate Knights

The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law will soon launch Canada’s first joint common law and Indigenous law program, as long as it secures final quality assurance approval from the provincial government. Up to 25 students will begin the four-year program in September, which will combine a common law education with Aboriginal legal principles. Graduates […]

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Media Advisory – Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen meets with Indigenous students in Northern Ontario

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 7, 2018  – From May 7 to 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will speak about his career and space exploration with Indigenous students in Northern Ontario communities. Media representatives are invited to attend the presentations below. Monday, May 7, 2018 Where: John C. Yesno Education Centre in Eabamet Lake Audience: 200 students, divided into two groups […]

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Going the distance: Young runners from northern school prepare for 940-kilometre trip to Manitoba Marathon – CBC

Students as young as 10 from Brochet, Man., train together to qualify for Winnipeg marathon in June May 06, 2018 A group of young runners deep in training in Brochet, Man., are getting ready to make a roughly 940-kilometre journey by plane, bus and finally on foot all the way to the finish line at the Manitoba […]

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Public talk to focus on Indigenous student success at Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University

May 4, 2018 The city’s two post-secondary institutions are teaming up to present a prominent speaker on Indigenous student success Monday evening. Dr. Michelle Pidgeon is an educational expert and the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. In her talk, which is free to the public, she will share the reciprocal lessons learned […]

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University of Winnipeg: International conference examines access to justice

May 03, 2018 Featured speakers open and free to all – May 9 to 11, 2018 Participants from across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Africa will be gathering at The University of Winnipeg next week to explore barriers many people face in accessing justice. Recent trials stemming from the deaths of Tina Fontaine […]

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Breadth of research highlighted by latest CRC announcements – University of Lethbridge

May 03, 2018 A trio of University of Lethbridge researchers are among 186 persons who have been announced as new or renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) by the Government of Canada. Drs. Monique Giroux (Indigenous studies), Trushar Patel (chemistry & biochemistry) and Julie Young (geography) were all named Tier II Canada Research Chairs as the […]

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Judge who jailed KI 6 named interim head of Indigenous law school in Thunder Bay – APTN News

May 4, 2018 A judge who jailed six members of the Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation in Treaty 9 has been named the interim head of the Indigenous law school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Ten years ago, Justice George Patrick Smith sent the chief and five councillors from KI to jail for contempt […]

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Arts aims to create more welcoming environment for Indigenous people – Folio

New strategic plan guides how faculty will strive for more respectful relationships. A new academic strategic plan from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts aims in part to create a more welcoming environment for Indigenous students, staff and faculty. The Indigenous component of the plan—approved by the Arts Faculty Council last November and released […]

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Ontario Making the Largest Investment in Public Libraries in a Generation

Province Boosting Access to Technology, Digital Library Resources May 4, 2018 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is making the largest investment in public libraries in a generation, and improving access to technology, digital services and training opportunities at public libraries in towns, cities and Indigenous communities across the province. Daiene Vernile, […]

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Native American blames discrimination in campus ordeal – CP

Source: The Associated Press May 4, 2018 By Mary Hudetz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A Native American teenager who was with his younger brother when the two were pulled from a college tour said the ordeal began less than 30 minutes after they had arrived on the Colorado campus. School officials say a parent in […]

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Nippissing U: Dr. Pitt provides indigenous perspective

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Pitt, part-time instructor in the Schulich School of Education’s Aboriginal Education Programs and former assistant professor of Education, who recently lent his expertise on the Indigenous perspective of Sasquatch for an article in the North Bay Nugget. The article, Sasquatch: Believe It or Not, by Bill Steer aka Backroads Bill, appeared […]

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StFX to honour community development and education advocate Dr. Teresa MacNeil and entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist Lino A. Saputo, Jr. during Spring Convocation 2018

St. Francis Xavier University will bestow honorary degrees upon Dr. Teresa MacNeil of Johnstown, Cape Breton, a passionate advocate and leader in community development, life-long learning and adult education, and upon Lino A. Saputo, Jr. a Montreal-based entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Saputo Inc., one of […]

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Building a village – Dal News

May 3, 2018 Whenever Maya Biderman finds herself stuck deciding what to devote her time to, she returns to one of her mother’s favourite metaphors. “My mom used to talk about this idea that over the course of your life you accumulate a village, bringing people into your village, and it’s this village that supports […]

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Grade 6 St. Jude Student Honoured – Magic 99.9

43 local Aboriginal youth are being honoured in the region’s 14th annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement awards. One of the winners last night was Grade 6 St. Jude student Lily Moses who took home the Heritage Keepers award. “I’m just glad that I’m learning about my culture and learning the Anicinabe language. I’m so glad that […]

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Upper Canada District School Board to Host Truth and Reconciliation Commission +3 Gathering in Athens – Lake 88

The Upper Canada District School Board is hosting a special gathering of Indigenous elders, knowledge-keepers, local students and school staff on Monday, May 7 to discuss reconciliation and provide opportunities for learning about Indigenous people’s stories, histories, and culture. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission + 3 Gathering for Reflection and Renewal is an annual event […]

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More Than $8.6 Million in New Support Available For Students – Manitobapost

WINNIPEG – The provincial government has dedicated more than $8.6 million in new support for students and is streamlining the application process for Manitoba Student Aid and Manitoba Bursary to help more low-income and Indigenous students access funding. “We’re introducing a simplified user-friendly service model that is more predictable so students can save and budget […]

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Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Indigenous Convocation Ceremony

Being part of the Indigenous Convocation Ceremony was a dream come true for me,” said Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018.  Sauvé was joined by Madeline Arkle as the two students from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry participating in the annual Indigenous graduation ceremony that the University hosts. Arkle shares Sauvé’s feeling about the opportunity to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201835 Views

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