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Helping Indigenous people in Nunavut gain vital job skills and experience

From Employment and Social Development Canada November 14, 2017 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Indigenous peoples represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population. The Government of Canada, Indigenous communities and other partners need to work together to remove barriers to employment and ensure Indigenous youth get the skills and opportunities they […]

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Women Empowering Women in Hanna – Government of AB

November 14, 2017 A new Status of Women grant will encourage women in Hanna to build relationships and become mentors to teenage girls. On Nov. 18, the Hanna Learning Centre will bring together women and girls from the town and surrounding communities for a “Women Empowering Women” conference to build mentoring relationships with junior and […]

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MA: Carleton’s Katherine Graham to Discuss Promise of Reconciliation at Big Thinking Lecture

November 14, 2017 Carleton University’s Katherine Graham and Trent University’s David Newhouse will discuss “The promise of reconciliation: Will this time be different?” at the next Big Thinking Lecture. Hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Big Thinking brings together leading researchers and decision-makers to discuss pressing policy issues facing Canada. When: Tuesday, […]

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Media Advisory – Minister Hajdu to visit Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will visit Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. EVENT:   Roundtable on skills training TIME:      9:30 a.m. PLACE:   Café Sault Ste. Marie YMCA 235 McNabb Street Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Photo and interview opportunities available. EVENT:   Minister Hajdu will deliver remarks at the SSMART Innovation Awards TIME:      11:30 a.m. PLACE:  The […]

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Province Supports Program Preparing At-risk Youth in Northern Manitoba for Employment

November 14, 2017 The Manitoba government is investing nearly $200,000 in a program to help at-risk youth in Thompson earn high school credits, and gain employability and life skills, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today. “Youth are the fastest-growing demographic and the future of our province,” said Wishart.  “The Look North Report and Action […]

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Bow Valley College welcomes new Vice President, External

Mario Siciliano has been appointed to the College Executive CALGARY – Bow Valley College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Siciliano to the College Executive as the new Vice President, External. Siciliano begins his career at the College today. “Mario brings a depth of experience as well as a commitment to Bow Valley College’s […]

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Alberta teacher races to save dying Indigenous language before time runs out – CBC

‘Our stories haven’t been told and I want to share our history with others’ Nov 13, 2017 A teacher in northern Alberta is racing to piece together a dying Indigenous language before the last few people who speak it are gone. For the past two years, Victoria Wanihadie has travelled the Peace River area to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201736 Views

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Minister apologizes for drawing her son into controversy over treaty education – CBC

CBC News obtained student notes that don’t match Minister’s account of lesson Nov 13, 2017 Saskatchewan’s education minister has responded to backlash against comments she made about treaty education in the legislature by saying she is sorry she discussed her son’s homework in a public forum. On Sunday, CBC News obtained lesson notes of a […]

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Kativik Ilisarniliriniq: Diplomas to be issued to students who received attestations.

The 146 nunavik high school graduates who hold attestations of equivalence of secondary studies (AESS) will receive a secondary school diploma (SSD) Kuujjuaq (November 10, 2017) – Kativik Ilisarniliriniq is glad to announce that the Quebec Ministry of Education will issue a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) to all Nunavik high school graduates who received an Attestation […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201733 Views

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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include the Drain Chair in Ethics Lecture & Indigenous Research Day Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month: Thursday, November 14, […]

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Colleges Launch Website for Faculty Vote

Toronto, November 13, 2017: Ontario colleges launched a new website – collegevote.ca – to provide information for the 12,000 faculty, who will be voting on the colleges’ offer, this week. “College faculty are making a very important decision and still have many questions,” said Sonia Del Missier, Chair, Colleges’ Bargaining Team. “We know that faculty […]

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Learning about Indigenous law – Queen’s Gazette

November 13, 2017 Students, faculty, and staff in the Faculty of Law visited the only court “for Indigenous People and by Indigenous People” in Canada to broaden their perspective. Students, faculty, and staff in the Faculty of Law recently visited Akwesasne Mohawk Territory to learn more about the reserve’s unique court system and gain a […]

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Special Report – Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay – CBC

Indigenous families increasingly afraid for safety of children who must head south for high school In remote communities throughout northwestern Ontario, Indigenous families are afraid for their children. For many communities in the North, the reality for young people is that moving far from home is often their only way to get a high school […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201737 Views

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VIU’s National Indigenous Speaker Shares Reflections on Youth and Reconciliation

Gabrielle Scrimshaw will deliver keynote address during the University’s third annual Indigenous Speakers Series on November 20 Indigenous entrepreneur, activist, speaker, writer and academic Gabrielle Scrimshaw was separated from her mother at a young age. Scrimshaw, a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation, was only two weeks old when her father took full custody […]

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Lakehead Orillia celebrates people, achievements at Report to the Community

November 10, 2017 – Orillia, ON The theme of Lakehead University’s 2016/2017 Report to the Community was Partnerships and Pathways. The annual luncheon at Hawk Ridge Golf Club on November 10, featured a talk-show style presentation hosted by Lakehead Orillia Principal, Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, and interviews with some of the exceptional people who helped make […]

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UMBRF2017: A recap of the Building Reconciliation Forum conversations on social media – UM Today

November 10, 2017 — The 3rd annual Building Reconciliation Forum at the U of M on Nov. 8-9, 2017 focused on creating meaningful and lasting change within the education system through listening to and taking guidance from Indigenous people. A response to the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, […]

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Minister’s Statement Regarding the College Strike and Support for Students – Government of ON

November 10, 2017 3:30 P.M. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development issued the following statement: Since the strike began, I have been clear that my focus is on students and their learning. I have had the opportunity to meet with a number of student […]

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Dictionary Apps for B.C. First Nations Languages Now Available on Android Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dictionary Apps for B.C. First Nations Languages Now Available on Android Devices Brentwood Bay, B.C. – The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is excited to announce that its ground-breaking FirstVoices Dictionary Apps are now available for free download on all Android devices. The apps, which were initially launched in 2011, were previously available […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201756 Views

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UVic to host 2018 national reconciliation forum

November 10, 2017 Universities Canada, the national organization for Canadian universities, today announced that the University of Victoria has been selected to host the 2018 National Building Reconciliation Forum, with a focus on Indigenous language revitalization and economic growth of Indigenous communities. The announcement was made at this morning’s closing ceremony at the 2017 forum in Winnipeg. “Hosting the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 2017148 Views

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TRU: Williams Lake elder being honoured for passing on vast knowledge

A Shuswap elder who works at TRU’s Williams Lake campus and has championed her native language is among 13 Indigenous Canadians receiving Indspire awards this year. Cecilia DeRose is being recognized for her expertise in teaching the Secwepemcstin language, as well as her handiwork with hides and beads, and her knowledge of traditional/medicinal plants. She […]

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Hanrahan earns Parkland grant, to study water security in Metis communities – University of Lethbridge

November 09, 2017 For the vast majority of Canadians, the concept of not having readily available drinking water is literally foreign – something only developing countries have to face. Unfortunately, residents of rural and remote communities, many of which are indigenous, face the problem of trying to find potable water every day of their lives. […]

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York U: Call for Proposals: Indigenous Student-led Activities

Description Indigenous Council and Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) invite submissions by students for financial support to facilitate student led activities or events. Proposed activities or events may touch on any of a wide array of issues and initiatives that explore and bring focus to Indigenous histories and cultural identities and that support the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201735 Views

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Mount Allison to welcome national chief Perry Bellegarde to campus, Nov. 22 – Cumberland News Now

Nov. 9, 2017 Speaking as part of the University’s Year of Indigenous Action SACKVILLE, N.B. – Mount Allison University will welcome National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde to campus as part of its President’s Speakers Series. His appearance helps mark the Year of Indigenous Action on campus. Bellegarde’s talk will take […]

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Carleton University’s Latest Shannon Lecture Focuses on Expo 67 Architecture

Carleton University’s Department of History is hosting its next Shannon Lecture on “Expo 67: Some Notes on Architecture, Nationhood, and Late Modernity.” It will be given by Prof. Inderbir Singh Riar from Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. When: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Multi-Media Lab (Room 482), […]

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Hiawatha chief welcomes updated Indigenous peoples curriculum for Ontario schools – Peterborough Examiner

November 9, 2017 Incorporating the contributions, histories, culture and perspectives of Indigenous peoples into a revised curriculum for Ontario students is a positive step, says Hiawatha First Nation Chief Laurie Carr. She welcomed the Wednesday announcement by Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer at Milliken Mills High School in Unionville, pointing out how when […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201753 Views

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Bow Valley College to host UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centres for Education Workshops

Workshops will explore current trends and issues of the UNESCO Education Strategy November 10, 2017 CALGARY – Bow Valley College is proud to host UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centres on campus, November 14 – 15, to present workshop sessions focused on capacity building for education. The College will lead the Entrepreneurship and Youth component of the workshops. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201727 Views

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Thunder Bay Situation Table launched to help vulnerable individuals – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and partners have come together to announce the launch of the Thunder Bay Situation Table, a community-driven initiative to help vulnerable individuals in the community. The Situation Table brings together more than 30 representatives from a variety of sectors – including mental health, addiction, justice, social services and education – to […]

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BR Alta Legis GSAs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 10, 2017  EDMONTON – Alberta’s United Conservatives say the government may be using a bill on gay-straight alliances to prepare for kids to be taught sex education without parents being told. Gay-straight alliances are peer-support clubs set up by students to promote understanding and help L-G-B-T-Q kids feel safe […]

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2017-18 is the Year of Indigenous Action at Mount Allison University

The annual President’s Speakers Series supports the goals of the Year of Indigenous Action by bringing several noted speakers, activists, and artists to campus. This year’s President’s Speakers Series includes: Dr. Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, faculty member in the Native Studies Department at University of Manitoba and commentator on Indigenous issues (Sept. 25) 
Ian Campeau, founding member of A Tribe […]

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MA: Carleton to Bestow Two Honorary Degrees during Fall Convocation

November 08, 2017 Nearly 1,000 Carleton Students to Graduate Carleton University will present two honorary degrees, to Herman Van Rompuy and Shelagh Rogers, at its Fall Convocation ceremonies taking place on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. “This year’s inspiring honorary degree recipients are incredible role models for Carleton graduates,” said Carleton President Alastair Summerlee. “Their special […]

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5Q: Laylia Bennett, Mount Allison’s Indigenous Affairs Intern – MTA

1. This is a fairly new internship at Mount Allison. What’s involved with this position? The Indigenous Affairs office is a busy one. Doreen (Richard, Mount Allison’s Indigenous affairs co-ordinator) has a lot of work in her office. I try to assist in any way I can. 

I help communicate with Indigenous students at Mount […]

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Five Indigenous students make history by undertaking PhD in native studies at University of Alberta – Edmonton Journal

November 8, 2017 Five Indigenous students have become the first cohort to undertake a PhD at the University of Alberta’s faculty of native studies, a watershed moment for the province’s largest university. The faculty, recognized as the only independent faculty of native studies in North America, has been building the three-year doctoral program since 2012 […]

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Yukon College ranked 2nd for number of paid student researchers

Thursday, November 9, 2017 WHITEHORSE—Yukon College ranked 2nd out of comparable smaller colleges in Canada for the number of paid student researchers according to the newly released Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc. In 2016, Yukon College employed 30 students in paid research positions. The students assisted research in climate change adaptation, Northern Energy Innovation, Cold […]

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Lakehead University’s Report to the Community celebrates important people, achievements

November 7, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON The theme of Lakehead University’s 2016/2017 Report to the Community was Partnerships and Pathways. The CBC’s Lisa Laco hosted the annual luncheon at the Italian Cultural Centre on November 7, which featured interviews with some of the exceptional people who helped make the last year a special one. […]

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Carleton University Welcomes First Recipient of the Arctic Fishery Alliance Scholarship

Carleton University has accepted the first recipient of the new Arctic Fishery Alliance Scholarship. Adamie Olaf Killiktee Christensen began working toward a BA in the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP) in September. Christensen previously attended Nunavut Sivuniksavut, a unique program for Inuit youth affiliated with Algonquin College. He is interested in Inuit culture, business and […]

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Aboriginal Veterans Day 2017 | VeteransAffairsCa

Credits: VeteransAffairsCa Published on Nov 8, 2017 The story of Indigenous service in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War and later Canadian Armed Forces efforts is a proud one. On National Aboriginal Veterans Day, Canada remembers their service and sacrifices. More information: http://ow.ly/FNgu30gpJdJ Transcript: http://ow.ly/Mfar30gq38u

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CBU: Art and Science Fusion a Natural Fit at Cape Breton University

November 08, 2017 From November 16 – 18, educators, academics, students, organizations and community members interested in the creative economy will come together at Cape Breton University to collaborate and celebrate ArtSci STEAM. While STEM is science, technology, engineering and mathematics; art is rapidly being incorporated into educational science practices as a way of creative […]

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A good news story about the news in British Columbia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017  By David Beers, Adjunct professor, School of Communications, 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: David Beers, Adjunct professor, School […]

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Ontario Promoting Reading and Literacy Amongst First Nations Children

‘Imagination Library’ Literacy Program Provides Free Books Every Month November 9, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Education Ontario has partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide First Nations children living on-reserve with free books to foster a love of reading and help them reach their full potential. The Imagination Library is a monthly book service that […]

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Government of Alberta appoints three to Lethbridge College Board of Governors

Nov. 9, 2017 The Government of Alberta has appointed three members to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Tracy Zappone returns for a second term on the board, and will be joined by first-time members Kristine Cassie and Travis Plaited Hair. “We couldn’t be more delighted with the new appointments,” says Kristin Ailsby, Lethbridge College Board […]

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Two UWinnipeg campus projects highlighted at City Access awards

November 11, 2017 Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons noted for accessibility features The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has developed two building projects which today are receiving City of Winnipeg Access awards. Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons are both included in the “Circle of Merit” category which singles out projects that incorporate accessibility and universal […]

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First Nations, Métis & Inuit Cultural Learning – Sturgeon.ab.ca

Bringing a greater sense of belonging for all students—FNMI Cultural Learning sparks cultural celebration, belonging and understanding. Watch our students participate in blanket exercises, cultural songs and dances, teepee teachings with an Elder and playing traditional games. Sturgeon Public School Division supports education initiatives in order to create safe, caring and inclusive learning environments. Through […]

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U Vic: Four notable British Columbians to receive honorary doctorates

November 08, 2017 Two Indigenous men renowned for their activism and courage are among four noted Canadians who will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees from the University of Victoria during fall convocation Nov. 14-15. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Barney Williams Jr. and former Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council president Neil Sterritt. BC’s first […]

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NorQuest study weighs importance of social capital

November 08, 2017 Concentrating on how a lack of social capital affects loneliness, NorQuest College researchers publically released data on Year 2 of the Building a Better Life/Social Capital Study today. Social capital refers to the bridging and bonding relationships that people use to function in society, thus enabling that society to function effectively. The […]

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Invitation: Treaties Recognition Week Event – St. Francis of Assisi School, 2480 Thorn Lodge Drive, Mississauga, ON L5K 1K5

What: Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennet and Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation will be participating at an event at St Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Mississauga to mark Treaties Recognition Week. Ms Betsy Kechego of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Ray John Jr from […]

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Indigenous star lore: Night skies over Turtle Island – U of T

In the Indigenous legend about the constellation Orion, two sets of brothers – the first representing the cold wind, and the second symbolizing the Chinook or warm wind – are in a race toward a single star. There’s a big wrestling match, and the brothers of the Chinook wind appear to be winning. Frank Dempsy, […]

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Standing Strong Together’ shares knowledge about indigenous culture, history, residential schools … – BayToday

‘Standing Strong Together’ shares knowledge about indigenous culture, history, residential schools and cultural practices ‘The hope during the initial sessions is February was to get 50 people out. We averaged 250 people per session. We hope to get a good turn out this time as well.’ George Couchie, Cultural Teacher Continuing on the shared path […]

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BluEarth Announces Recipients of its 2017 Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES)

November 08, 2017 Calgary, Alberta – (November 08, 2017) BluEarth Renewables (BluEarth) is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2017 Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES) to six deserving recipients. This scholarship provides financial support and skills development opportunities for Canadian Indigenous students pursuing trades certification, diploma, degree and other programs from accredited post-secondary institutions. […]

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BR Sask Treaty Education – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 9, 2017  REGINA – The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is criticizing the province’s education minister for suggesting there might be too much infusion of First Nations history in school curriculum. It says Bronwyn Eyre’s comments — which were made in a speech last week in the legislature — could serve […]

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Ontario Ensuring Students Learn Indigenous Histories and Cultures

Province Equipping Educators to Teach Indigenous Contributions and Perspectives November 8, 2017 Ontario is empowering educators to implement a revised curriculum for all students about the contributions, histories, culture and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, and David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, were at Milliken Mills High School in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201775 Views

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