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Open Doors, Open Minds inspires youth at KPU

Indigenous high school students were treated to special dance performances when they were welcomed to Kwantlen Polytechnic University at its annual Open Doors, Open Minds event. The Vancouver-based Métis dance group V’ni Dansi and internationally renowned dance group the Git Hayetsk Dancers performed traditional dances and songs for students from all over the Lower Mainland. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201923 Views

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2019 Golf Challenge supports First Nation students at NIC

Register now for the 2019 Nanwakolas Council Corporate Golf Challenge and you will help support First Nations students entering NIC. Date: Jun 7, 2019 Location: Storey Creek Golf Club, Campbell River This year’s challenge takes place June 7 in Campbell River at the Storey Creek Golf Club. “The Golf Challenge is a wonderfully successful event […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201930 Views

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Post-secondary leaders gather in Niagara Falls for national conference

Leaders in post-secondary education from across the country and around the world will be gathering at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, from May 5 to 7 for Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) annual conference. Hosted by Niagara College, this year’s conference theme is Inclusion: A Recipe for Success. CICan’s annual conference is the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201946 Views

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The Heart of Trent: Trent Staff, Faculty & Retirees Celebrated

May 1, 2019 Trent employees and retirees recognized for outstanding contributions to the University University employees and retirees were recognized for hard work, dedication, and outstanding contribution to the Trent community during the annual Heart of the Trent appreciation event on May 2. The event featured remarks from President Leo Groarke, followed by the honouring […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201933 Views

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UCN: Diploma in Practical Nursing Instructor Receives Wawatay Award

The University College of the North (UCN) annually awards a deserving UCN staff or faculty member who has made a difference and has gone above and beyond for UCN students. UCN’s graduating class has the opportunity to submit nominations each year and the recipient of the Wawatay Award is announced at the annual Traditional Graduation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201939 Views

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Celebrating and investing in the STEM leaders who make science and research fun for young Canadians

Funding will help outreach organizations build interest among youth in science, technology, engineering and math May 2, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario More than ever, young people across Canada are dreaming big thanks to Canadians walking in space, designing self-driving cars and exploring the Arctic. Our teachers and community leaders are sharing their passion and curiosity […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201934 Views

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Laurentian U: Engineering student receives $30,000 grant for Indigenous youth camp

An enterprising Laurentian engineering student has received a $30,000 grant to expand a camp she started to help revitalize Anishinaabe culture. Kaella-Marie Earle, a fourth-year engineering student, said the grant from the Laidlaw Foundation Indigenous Youth and Community Futures Fund will allow her to expand the Maamiwi Gibeshiwin Indigenous Cultural Training Camp — extending the […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201928 Views

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Indigenous Graduates Celebrated with Inaugural Event at Confederation College

April 25, 2019, THUNDER BAY, ON – Confederation College was proud to host a celebration and feast to honour the success of its Indigenous graduates Thursday evening. The event also acknowledged the effort put forward by students who began classes in September, but left the College before completing their year. It was an opportunity for the College […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201920 Views

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No act of reconciliation is too small,’ says BC advanced education minister – National Observer

May 1st 2019 Verukah Poirier is a third-year Indigenous studies major who lives in residence at the University of British Columbia. Age 21, Poirer has her sights set on law school, having done well in the admission test. Poirier is one of 800 former foster children whose post-secondary tuition fees were waived as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201925 Views

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Best appointed to second term at Cambrian – The Sudbury Star

May 2, 2019 The Cambrian College Board of Governors has renewed President Bill Best for a second term leading the College, effective immediately. “We are very pleased to have Bill continue his tremendous leadership of Cambrian College,” says Ron Sarazin, Chair of Cambrian’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Cambrian Circle for Indigenous Education. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201942 Views

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Canada Post announces recipients of the 2018 Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Since 2004, more than 300 winners have been recognized. OTTAWA, May 1, 2019  – Canada Post is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards. The awards recognize the commitment made by Canadians of Indigenous heritage who have chosen to return to school after an absence from formal education. Since 2004, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201968 Views

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Taking Care of Our Land Symposium 2019 – gdo akiiminaan ganawendanaan – May 6-9, 2019

(SAULT STE. MARIE, April 30, 2019): The third biennial ‘Taking Care Of Our Land Symposium’(gdo akiiminaan ganawendanaan) will be taking place at the Delta by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront from May 6th, 2019 to May 9th, 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Climate Change and the Four Elements.’ The Symposium, hosted by the Algoma University […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201978 Views

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UNB student earns national Indigenous essay prize

Apr 30, 2019 A student from the University of New Brunswick has won a national essay-writing competition for a short piece written about his experiences as an Indigenous university student. Matthew LeBlanc, a student at UNB Fredericton, won the English-language First Peoples Literary Prize: Student Award for Essay-Writing, awarded by the Blue Metropolis Foundation. His […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201928 Views

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Algoma U Board of Governors Approves 2019-20 Budget

Local Firm Hired to Lead Development of Campus Master Plan & Renovation Projects Yesterday evening, Algoma University’s Board of Governors approved a $38 million operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The outcomes-based budget projects a small surplus and aligns with the new tuition framework introduced by the provincial government in January. Targeted investments address […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201937 Views

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TRU wins national education award for Indigenous student research mentoring

APRIL 30, 2019 KAMLOOPS–Thompson Rivers University has won the 2019 Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) for its unique, collaborative Knowledge Makers program. Knowledge Makers is about growing Indigenous researchers, beginning at undergraduate level. A network of 42 members plus supporters at TRU have taken steps to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201940 Views

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Province defends library service cuts – Northern Daily News

May 1, 2019 The provincial government is “disappointed” by the decision of the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Services – North to discontinue the inter-library loan service. In a letter released Wednesday, Michael Tibollo, the minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said the province is maintaining base funding for libraries for the 2019-20 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201932 Views

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Imagine a Canada – youth leading Reconciliation – UM Today

May 1, 2019 — Youth from across the country will pledge their commitment to Reconciliation at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)’s Imagine a Canada leadership workshop and national celebration. The event will take place from May 1 to May 3, 2019 in Winnipeg and at Turtle Lodge International Centre for Indigenous Education […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201930 Views

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GDI: Regina SUNTEP/GDC Deadlines Extended

Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (GDI-SUNTEP) and Gabriel Dumont College (GDI-GDC) in Regina are recruiting for Fall 2019 ARE YOU METIS OR  NON-STATUS FIRST NATIONS? Want to be a Teacher, or looking at University education? SUNTEP Regina is a four year accredited Bachelor of Education program, offered by the Gabriel Dumont Institute in partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201947 Views

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The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Sign a Cooperation Agreement

Kuujjuaq, Qc. (April 26, 2019) – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and Kativik Ilisarniliriniq have proudly entered into a mutual agreement allowing for close cooperation. The agreement will enhance police community intervention, using prevention to deter cases from escalating into emergency situations. Signed by all parties, the agreement came into force on April 12, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201929 Views

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The Centre is co-hosting a national teaching and learning conference in June – UM Today

May 1, 2019 — The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is co-hosting, along with partners Red River College and the Université de Saint-Boniface, the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in Winnipeg this June. The conference, which will take place from June 11-14, brings together […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201930 Views

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Call for Participation: Global Indigenous Women Leaders Fellowship

Apr 29, 2019 Coady International Institute is pleased to announce a fellowship for Indigenous women graduates living around the world. Coady’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership will select up to 4 Indigenous women graduates from any of the following programs: Global Change Leaders program; Coady Diploma in Development Leadership; Asset-based Community Development certificate course; Organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201967 Views

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine leads Canada in matching grads to residency programs – CBC

Graduates train in northern, rural communities; Indigenous physicians account for 12% of graduates Apr 30, 2019 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is leading the country when it comes to matching graduates with residency programs with a 100 per cent success rate, according to Dean Dr. Roger Strasser. “We’ve never had a graduate not […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201934 Views

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Nine Haida Elders Receive VIU’s Most Prestigious Award for Language and Culture Preservation

April 29, 2019 When a culture loses its language, an irreparable connection to the essence of a people is gone. One way to kill a Nation is to kill their language. The architects of the Canadian Indian Residential School System understood this, which is why they forcibly forbade their young charges from speaking their own […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201965 Views

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KPU Students Host First Art Exhibition at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Fine Arts students explored their identities as settlers on Indigenous land through field trips into the landscapes captured in their work. Now those students are hosting an exhibition based on the artwork created from their experiences in the Politics in the Landscape class, which was offered for the first time this […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201952 Views

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VIU: Student Group Discusses Truth and Reconciliation

The Indigenous Perspectives Learning Circle group, made up of 10 Indigenous, five international and five non-Indigenous students, met monthly over the school year to discuss how to better incorporate Indigenous perspectives into their work, studies and personal lives. The more Evangeline Clifton talks with others about her people’s experiences, the more she realizes that further […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201923 Views

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NIC names Port Hardy campus Mix̱alakwila

NIC has been gifted a Kwak’wala name for its Port Hardy/Mount Waddington Regional campus. The campus will now be known as Mix̱alakwila, meaning “maker of what’s been dreamt about.” Elders from several communities and Chief George Hunt participated in a series of gatherings to choose the name. The conversations included rich discussions of what NIC […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019199 Views

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Paper Excellence donates $25K to B.C. Indigenous youth program – Pulp & Paper Canada

April 29, 2019 – Paper Excellence Canada has contributed $25,000 to B.C.’s Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP), which provides an opportunity for Indigenous youth to gain skills and exposure to the forest industry. The Outland Youth Employment Program is a natural resource–based, community-driven initiative that works towards equity and opportunity for Indigenous youth through education, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201961 Views

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IRC: Tyra Cockney-Goose Wins National Science Award in Ottawa

(Inuvik, NT) April, 26- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation would like to congratulate Tyra Cockney-Goose, who received a STEAM award and $25,000 scholarship, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum last evening in Ottawa. Ingenium – Canada’s Museum’s of Science and Innovation announced the prizes on April 17. She is one of five recipients, the first Inuit, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201927 Views

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Ontario school board group concerned about class size, e-learning – NorthBayNipissing.com

TORONTO — The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is reviewing the 2019-2020 Grants for Student Needs for impacts on school boards across Ontario, but continues to have strong concerns regarding the impact of proposed increases in secondary class sizes and the implementation of mandatory e-learning. Today’s announcement includes a year-over-year increase of approximately $130 million […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201929 Views

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Introductory Cree course available at Lakeland

April 23, 2019 Lakeland College is offering lessons on Cree language and culture this spring. Participants of this introductory course will learn structure, phonics and conversational Cree. Taught by Clint Chocan, Lakeland’s manager of Indigenous support services, the lessons will also provide insights into Cree culture. “For First Nations people, spirituality is the connection of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201961 Views

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Local Indigenous youth travel to annual Gathering our Voices workshop – North Island Gazette.com

Apr. 29, 2019 GOV is an Indigenous youth leadership training program. Nearly 30 youth from local First Nation communities traveled to Port Alberni to attend Gathering our Voices (GOV) hosted on Tseshaht and Hupaasath traditional territory from March 19-24, 2019. GOV is an Indigenous youth leadership training program put on by B.C. Association of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201982 Views

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UCDSB students celebrate Inuit culture at year-end iLead Gathering – Nation Valley News

April 29, 2019 CORNWALL — Approximately 200 iLead members from across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) gathered in Kemptville on Thursday, April 25 for their fifth and final Indigenous Leadership (iLead) Gathering of the 2018-19 school year. Students welcomed 22-year-old Inuit Hip Hop Artist, William Komaksiutiksak, also known as Northern Knowledge to this […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201928 Views

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Coady: Pathy Family Foundation Increases Commitment

Apr 25, 2019 As Coady International Institute prepares to welcome the fifth cohort of OceanPath fellows in June, the Pathy Family Foundation has announced an increased commitment to the program. Participating fellows will now be eligible to receive up to $40,000 for their chosen community initiative – an increase of $15,000 per project. OceanPath Fellowship, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201932 Views

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Lakehead Thunder Bay’s 2019 convocation ceremonies to honour exceptional people

April 24, 2019 Lakehead University will recognize four exceptional people at this year’s convocation ceremonies at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre coordinator Gwen O’Reilly, Indigenous rights advocate Marlene Pierre, and award-winning author and Toronto Star columnist Tanya Talaga will each receive an honorary degree for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201968 Views

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Royal Roads signs MOU with NVIT

Royal Roads University and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore how the institutions can work together to benefit students’ learning. The five-year MOU sets the foundation for collaboration between the institutions in research, academic programs and student and faculty exchanges. “Royal Roads is delighted to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201937 Views

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Yukon school calendar dates now available

A complete list of calendar dates for all Yukon schools are now available online at Yukon.ca for the 2019–20 school year. Key dates for the 2020–23 school years are also available online as part of the Government of Yukon’s efforts to help families, schools and communities plan activities. Each year, a great deal of planning […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201969 Views

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Proud at the podium – Sherwood Park News

April 26, 2019 The best of the best of public speakers took over to the stage. Elk Island Public Schools’ 11th annual Young Speakers Invitational welcomed more than 70 students ages 9 to 12 years old from 25 public schools at the Community Centre’s agora on April 18. The event followed months of tough competition […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201986 Views

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LC unveils special stole – Medicine Hat News

April 26, 2019 Lethbridge College unveiled a new custom-designed stole for Indigenous students to wear wrapped around the shoulders with a special symbol for the college’s Convocation ceremony. The stole will be worn for the first time at today’s Convocation. In previous years, Lethbridge College presented Indigenous convocates with a traditional eagle feather to honour […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201956 Views

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Media Advisory – Microsoft partners with Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke to offer an ai workshop helping youth in underserved communities

KAHNAWÁ:KE, QC, April 25th, 2019  – Canada’s digital economy is growing at an unprecedented rate and it is rapidly outpacing our skilled digital workforce. Without skilled digital workers to meet the demand, we risk leaving economic opportunity on the table and, in the long term, falling behind. To meet this demand and give everyone in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201948 Views

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NSCC launches marine bursary program for women and Indigenous Canadians

April 24, 2019 – Media Release Port Hawkesbury – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is launching a project to assist more women and Indigenous people gain access to marine industry training and careers over the next three years. Starting today, women and indigenous learners can apply to have 90% of the costs for eligible marine courses […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201975 Views

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CBU Student Bertram Bernard is Heading to Harvard

Cape Breton University student Bertram Bernard is heading to Harvard! The hardworking Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development student from Eskasoni, Nova Scotia has been accepted into the Executive Business Program offered by Harvard Business School. During the four-day program, Bertram will join other elite students and learn using the Harvard Business School […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201940 Views

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M’Chigeeng FN Chief Linda Debassige sworn in as First Nations Trustee – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

A popular Manitoulin Island First Nation chief has been sworn in as the First Nation Trustee for the Rainbow District School Board. M’Chigeeng First Nation Chief, Linda Debassige, has been appointed trustee representing the 11 First Nations communities who have educational service agreements with the board, including those in the Manitoulin and Sudbury districts. Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201949 Views

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PAGC and U of S announce education agreement – PA Now

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is looking to build a working relationship with the University of Saskatchewan. Wednesday morning, PAGC Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte and University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will see the two groups work together on issues surrounding reconciliation and making the university more […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201952 Views

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Lethbridge College: Indigenous Students To Be Honoured With Custom Stole

Apr 23, 2019 Indigenous students who cross the stage at Lethbridge College’s Convocation ceremony will do so with a special symbol wrapped around their shoulders. The college unveiled a new custom-designed stole for Indigenous convocates at Tuesday evening’s Indigenous Honour Night. The stole will be worn for the first time at Friday’s Convocation. In past […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019133 Views

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Government of Canada supports sustainable and culturally respectful resource development

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Federal funding will allow University of Lethbridge to acquire a 3D data collection sensor, and develop an environmental and cultural monitoring project April 24, 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada Supporting sustainable and culturally respectful resource development boosts economic growth and creates well-paying jobs for all Canadians. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201975 Views

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NSCC officials announce marine industry funding for women, Indigenous learners – 101.5FM The Hawk

April 24, 2019 Officials with the Nova Scotia Community College have announced a project designed to get more women and Indigenous people access to marine industry training and careers. College officials say women and Indigenous learners can apply to get 90 per cent of costs for eligible marine courses covered. They say successful applicants to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201934 Views

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Bridging Finance proud supporter of the Wiikwemkoong Robotics Team

WIKWEMIKONG, MANITOULIN ISLAND (April 23, 2019) —The Wiikwemkoong Robotics Team 5672 have been successful in achieving the financial support they needed to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championships. A generous donation came in from Bridging Finance Inc. to cover the budget needed to attend the Championships on April 24 — 27, 2019. In a statement, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201936 Views

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U of A names honorary degree recipients for 2019 spring convocation – Folio

Thirteen exceptional honorees will offer words of wisdom at graduation ceremonies this June. A World Food Prize winner, a respected Cree Elder and a pioneering cancer researcher are among 13 exceptional individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the University of Alberta’s graduation ceremonies this June. “Honorary degrees celebrate both established and emerging leaders who […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201950 Views

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CapU launches Indigenous Digital Accelerator – Academica Group

April 24, 2019 Capilano University has partnered with Western Economic Diversification Canada to develop an innovative Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) project at CapU’s North Vancouver campus. Located in CapU’s planned Creative Tech Community, the IDA is expected to launch in 2020 and will provide resources to promote Indigenous business growth in BC’s tech, digital-creative, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201933 Views

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How do you not see your people in these Indigenous youth?’: Couple working to decolonize classrooms – CBC

Erin Goodpipe, Ben Ironstand bring Indigenous knowledge and experience from their own backgrounds to classes Apr 24, 2019 Ben Ironstand stands before a group of Grade 11 and 12 students, showing them how to use an axe, a saw and clamps to make wooden bow staves. Over the course of the hour, students will work […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201964 Views

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