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Josh Riley, Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Are you an Aboriginal entrepreneur looking for opportunities to enhance your businesses? In our latest NationTalk Interview we speak with Josh Riley, Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business about CCAB’s latest program TFAB (Tools and Finance for Aboriginal Business). TFAB provides Aboriginal entrepreneurs with access to practical business tools, development […]

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MFNERC: Mark Your August Calendars

American Sign Language (ASL) For educational assistants, educators and Jordan’s Principle Staff working in schools. This intensive 2 week course is designed for those working with students who may be deaf or hard of hearing and using ASL. It may also support students who are low language or non verbal in communication. ASL Summer Institute brochure Deadline to register: June 15, […]

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Laurie French Acclaimed as President of OPSBA for Second Time

TORONTO, June 12, 2017 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Laurie French was acclaimed as President of OPSBA for the 2017-18 school year at its Annual General Meeting held on June 9, 2017. President French’s depth of experience and invaluable knowledge of the province’s school system will continue to […]

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Qalipu FN: Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Round Table

June 12, 2017 In partnership with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the Qalipu First Nation will host an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Round Table in Corner Brook on July 5, 2017 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. We would like to hear from a broad range of voices including parents, family members, communities, early […]

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Canadian Ranger Staff survive bites and bruises to learn white water rescue – Army-armee.forces.gc.ca

Shadow River, Ontario — A group of Canadian Amy instructors and staff from the headquarters of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CPRG) completed a demanding swift water rescue training course on May 26, 2017 to acquire white water lifesaving skills that they will take to the First Nations of Northern Ontario. “There were […]

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UBC Okanagan Next Stop for Selkirk College Scholar

JUN 12 2017 Getting the right start at Selkirk College is exactly what Haley Seven Deers accomplished over the last two years in the School of University Arts & Sciences where she arrived as a 16-year-old who was homeschooled. In September, the young scholar will move to Kelowna where she will have the opportunity to […]

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We are all implicated in ‘the ongoing work of reconciliation’ – UAlberta

Truth and Reconciliation commissioner reminds grads that Canadians need to work harder at learning about each other. June 8, 2017 “We are a big and beautiful country, and yet when it comes to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of the land, we have not known each other very well. We have not taught ourselves very […]

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Convocation 2017: Friends and families celebrate as thousands graduate from UFV – UFV Today

Families and friends from throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond cheered as graduates crossed the stage at UFV’s Convocation ceremonies on June 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned 2,700 credentials during the 2016/17 academic year, including the first graduate of UFV’s new Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, Alicia […]

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Studio 58 alumni receive REVEAL Indigenous Art Award

Jun 8, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Kevin Loring and Raes Calvert, graduates from the Studio 58 Theatre Arts program at Langara College, have each been recognized by the Hnatyshyn Foundation as recipients of the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award. The award honours Indigenous Canadian artists across disciplines with a $10,000 cash prize to fuel new creative works […]

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Historic Agreement between the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments on a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework

June 12, 2017    Ottawa, Ontario The development of Canada’s early learning and child care systems is one of the best investments that governments can make to strengthen Canada’s society and economy. That is why Federal-Provincial-Territorial (F-P/T) Ministers Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care announced today an agreement on a Multilateral Early Learning and Child […]

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Call for Participants Inuit Radio Show (Ottawa) Workshop

Tungasuvvingat Inuit in partnership with Carleton University is hosting a Radio Show Production Workshop on Monday, June 19th from 1-4 pm. In the Loeb Building, 7th floor, Room A720 at Carleton University. Tungasuvvingat Inuit is looking for participants who would be interested in learning how to produce and air an Inuit radio show in the […]

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Media invitation: Wikuom to be raised on MSVU campus

(Halifax, NS) June 12, 2017 – On June 12 and 13, a wikuom (wigwam) will be installed on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus as a new space for Indigenous gathering and education. The installation is a legacy project of Catherine Martin whose term as Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at the Mount ends on […]

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Bringing it all back home – Dal News

June 12, 2017 Karlee Johnson has come a long way from her home in the Eskasoni First Nation to study at Dalhousie. But she knows her future path, wherever else it may take her, leads back there. Karlee is a third-year undergraduate student in Medical Sciences and a member of the first class in the […]

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U of M will host National Aboriginal Day events on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Join the celebrations! U of M will host National Aboriginal Day events on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Noon beginning with a Friendship Round Dance outside of the Admin Building. COFFEE, CAKE AND COMMUNITY! Following the Friendship Round Dance, everyone is invited to Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge for coffee (and tea and juice), […]

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Catholic Board Selects two new Superintendents – ArnpriorToday.ca

The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board has appointed two new Superintendents beginning in September. The board is welcoming Elizabeth Burchat, Principal at St. John Bosco School in Barry’s Bay. She will be responsible for the Kindergarten to Grade 6 program, including the School Effectiveness Framework, Indigenous Education, Early Years, French as a Second Language, […]

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Building Canada Lecture Series: Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion – U of Guelph

June 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Event Navigation The Building Canada Lecture Series presents “Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.” Location: Guelph Civic Museum NT5

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SHAE Students Connect Through Food and Filmmaking – HWDSB

HWDSB students in the Strengthening Hamilton’s Aboriginal Education (SHAE) program had a unique experience this spring, as they participated in the nine-week video project with Factory Media Centre entitled Traditional Recipes: Food & Filmmaking. About 17 SHAE students participated in the weekly cooking and filming sessions that blended cultural learning, cooking First Nations food and […]

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First Nation Communities READ Announces 2017-2018 Selected Title

Toronto, June 8, 2017– First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce that: Bearskin Diary, by Carol Daniels is the selected title of First Nations Communities Read 2017-2018 and the recipient of this year’s PMC Aboriginal Literature Award. Bearskin Diary is published by Nightwood Editions (www.nightwoodeditions.com) The Aboriginal […]

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DAREarts Montreal Youth Take Action: DAREing to Dream Like Chagall

For eight weeks in Montreal, teens from Vezina, Perspectives and JFK high schools have been gathering for weekly after-school DAREarts workshops  at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), culminating in a Public Showcase on Sunday, June 11th, 2 pm. Alongside DAREarts Montreal Lead Teacher & Coordinator Deirdre Potash, Teaching Assistant Sebastien Haimet, MMFA Teacher […]

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Creative writers converge on UNB

The University of New Brunswick will be bringing some of the nation’s strongest creative voices to Fredericton from June 9-11 when it hosts Canada’s Writing Conference, an annual event for the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs organization. UNB English professor and writer Dr. Sue Sinclair sits on the organization’s board, and was tasked with […]

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Giant dreamcatcher in P.E.I. captures dreams of young Canadians – CBC

‘It’s very big, it’s very powerful, there’s a lot of energy in this thing’ Jun 12, 2017 A giant dreamcatcher on display at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown celebrates the dreams of young Canadians from the 13 provinces and territories. It’s also a dream fulfilled for one of the artists who created […]

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Six Indigenous scholars share their views of Canada at 150 – UA

June 7, 2017 Most of them won’t be celebrating. Confederation has been described as a turning point for the worse in the lives of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Indigenous rights established through Britain’s Royal Proclamation of 1763 and subsequent treaties were not upheld, it’s been well-argued. There was a steep decline […]

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Mi’kmaq apprentices begin unique program to build a birchbark canoe – Nova Scotia – CBC

Todd Labrador is leading a special program at the Millbrook Cultural and Hertitage Centre Jun 12, 2017 Kyle Gloade chisels away at a piece of spruce root, gently slicing off small shoots and cutting the narrow band into into even halves. The work is the first step in a six-week course in which he and […]

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Canada 150 Project to Develop an Indigenous-Led Educational Tool

OTTAWA, June 8, 2017 In keeping with the Government’s commitment to build a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced on behalf of the Government of Canada $2,084,000 in funding for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to support its Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada project which […]

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Athabasca U: Independent Report Charts Sustainable Future for University

June 8, 2017 The much-anticipated report of the Third Party Review of Athabasca University has been released at an event on the university’s main campus in the northern Alberta town. Today also marks the beginning of the annual convocation ceremonies, marking the completion of the educational careers of many of the university’s students. The university’s […]

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York U to confer honorary degrees on 12 remarkable Canadians at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders including Canada’s Governor General, a judge, journalists and scholars at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable […]

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Convocation Congrats! June 6: Education, Native Studies – The Quad

FACULTY OF EDUCATION Doctor of Philosophy Neda Asadi, Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education in Educational Policy Studies, Edmonton Man-Wai Chu, Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition in Educational Psychology, Calgary Joseph Dominic Corrigan, Educational Administration and Leadership in Educational Policy Studies, Edmonton Priscila Marques Dias Corrêa, Secondary Education, Edmonton Allyson Funamoto, School and Clinical Child […]

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Algoma U Convocation Honours Biggest Graduating Class

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – June 8, 2017): On Saturday June 10th, Algoma University will celebrate the achievements and successes of its largest graduating class during its annual convocation ceremony to be held on the waterfront of Sault Ste. Marie at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion at 2:00pm. Chancellor Shirley Horn will confer 264 […]

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Nunavut education minister makes last ditch effort to save Bill 37 – CBC

Quassa says committee’s rejection of proposed languages legislation “not consensus government” Jun 08, 2017 Education Minister Paul Quassa made a last ditch plea to Nunavut MLAs Wednesday to open proposed legislation to change the Education and Inuit Language Protection Acts to debate. Quassa gave a 50 minute speech outlining the work of his department, how […]

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400 students participate in indigenous learning at Springwater Park – BarrieToday.com

The public is welcome to attend this free event On June 8, 400 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students from Grades 6-8 will take part in an educational day at Springwater Park. The event, run in partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, is a year-end celebration of their learning of indigenous culture. The […]

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Regina teacher who beat the odds helps other teen moms graduate – CBC

Indigenous students in Saskatchewan graduate at half the rate of non-Indigenous students Jun 07, 2017 At the age of 14, Nicole Morrow got pregnant and bounced from foster home to group home in Regina. In a province with a chronically low graduation rate for Indigenous students, about one in three at the time, Morrow admits […]

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FNESC Annual Aboriginal Education Conference

23rd Annual Aboriginal Education Conference ‘Renewing Our Relationship’ Vancouver, BC November 31, December 1-2, 2017 Call for Workshops Call for Workshops / Save the Date Flyer Workshop Application Form 2017 About the Conference Showcasing innovative curriculum, inspiring people and excellent networking opportunities, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) Annual Aboriginal Education Conference draws over […]

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Indigenous Education Protocol – Greater Essex County District School Board

Indigenous Education Protocol – collective effort for cultural recognition- The Greater Essex County District School Board and leaders from the region’s Indigenous communities will officially sign an Indigenous Education Protocol on Monday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m. at West Gate Public School (1275 Campbell, Windsor). This protocol makes a statement about our mutual aspirations for […]

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University of Regina celebrates success at 43rd Spring Convocation

June 07, 2017 The University of Regina’s 43rd annual Spring Convocation on June 7, 8 and 9 will celebrate the success of its newest graduates. Convocation will be held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina starting at 2 p.m. each day. In all, nearly 2,100 students are graduating and will join the ranks of […]

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NU hosts workshop on supporting Indigenous students

June 07, 2017 ​Nipissing’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Enji giigdoyang, recently hosted a day of professional development for local educators aimed at building safer, more inclusive schools. The workshop was run by the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA). It centred on the COPA created toolkit, Joining the Circle, designed to support safe, strong […]

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More Educational Opportunities for Indigenous Students

Ontario Increasing Access to Culturally Appropriate Postsecondary Education June 7, 2017 Ontario is working with Aboriginal Institutes to give more Indigenous students access to culturally appropriate postsecondary education and training opportunities across the province. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was at First Nations Technical Institute today to make the announcement. Ontario […]

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A Growing Voice – UAlberta

June 6, 2017 Alannah Mandamin-Shawanda had never seen herself as a university student. In high school, she hadn’t taken her school work very seriously, and she had come to see herself as not being smart enough to earn a degree. But one encounter made her see the possibilities and set her on the path to […]

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Ryerson University to honour Cindy Blackstock, David Mckay and Masai Ujiri, June 6 – 8

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 — As part of this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, Ryerson University will recognize the distinguished careers of Cindy Blackstock, David McKay and Masai Uijiri with honorary doctorate degrees. Cindy Blackstock – As executive director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, Cindy Blackstock’s promotion of culturally based equity for […]

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Ellerslie Elementary celebrates Canada’s 150 with school concert – Peicanada.com

Canadian pride was on full display during a recent school concert at Ellerslie Elementary. On June 1, the school presented ‘In Praise of a Nation’, their tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary. It featured an afternoon of songs, dances and vignettes. Music teacher Garth MacKay explained the school began rehearsing for the show just before March […]

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Feel free to call me doc’: Famed actor Kim Coates returns to Saskatoon to receive honorary degree – StarPhoenix

Love and tolerance are critical characteristics for graduates to have in the world today, and an educated population is needed now more than ever, famed actor Kim Coates told a crowd in Saskatoon. Known for his roles as a member of a notorious biker gang in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” and a dedicated […]

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Principals in First Nations schools find support through U of T’s new online course – OISE

Isolation, lack of adequate funding, limited resources, complex social issues – these are just some of the challenges principals face while working in First Nations schools. “I always say that these principals are the loneliest people in Canada,” says Carlana Lindeman, one of the key people behind a new professional development course for principals in […]

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Dawson Court to become student housing – Thunder Bay – CBC

Asanhul Habib purchased former home for the aged June 07, 2017 A former home for the aged in Thunder Bay, Ont., will have some much younger tenants come September. Ahsanul Habib purchased the former Dawson Court on North Algoma Street for just under half a million dollars. The purchase was ratified by Thunder Bay city council […]

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Nipissing U: Convocation June 7 – 9

June 06, 2017 ​The gowns are ironed, and the hoods folded, the Surtees Centre is polished and ready to go, and speeches are getting final tweaks. Graduates are ready to celebrate. Convocation is here. Nipissing will hold five convocation ceremonies in North Bay, June 7 – 9, and one in Brantford on June 6. Here […]

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UBC grants honorary degree to iconic artist Alex Janvier – UBC

June 6, 2017 UBC’s Okanagan campus is celebrating not only the accomplishments of its students during convocation this week but also the unique work of Canadian artist Alex Janvier. Janvier is one of Canada’s most iconic Aboriginal artists and will be presented with an honorary degree, a Doctor of Letters, this Thursday at the 1:30 […]

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MFNERC: Call for Training Participants

In Special Education Clinical Professions in Speech Language Pathology (SLP). The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre through the Special Education and Training Institute is inviting applications for 3 candidates in the following training program in Special Education Clinical Profession in the areas of Speech Language Pathology (SLP) This is a course-based master’s program of […]

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2017 Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture Presented by Ry Moran – Carleton University

June 07, 2017 Date/Time Date(s) – Wednesday, June 7 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Location Carleton University (Richcraft Hall) “Rights and Responsibilities in a Time of Reconciliation” About the speaker: As the first Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), it is Ry Moran’s job to guide the creation of an enduring national […]

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President Barnard’s address to graduands at the 138th Annual Spring Convocation – UM Today

June 6, 2017 — The following is the address University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David T. Barnard delivered to graduands at the 138th Annual Spring Convocation: I am pleased to welcome you to the 138th annual Spring Convocation to celebrate the achievements of the graduands seated before us. Congratulations. This coming Canada Day, just […]

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UM launches Ongomiizwin-an Indigenous institute that will clear a path for generations to come – UM Today

UM launches Ongomiizwin—an Indigenous institute that will clear a path for generations to come June 5, 2017 — On the morning of June 2, a special day in the life of the university began with a ceremony in the Medicine Garden/Mashkiki Gitigaan on the Bannatyne campus. With a pipe and tobacco, elders and knowledge keepers […]

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How learning leadership skills is helping a student bring renewable energy north – UAlberta

One of 45 grads of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership Certificate is determined to make renewable technologies accessible. June 6, 2017 Since he was a boy, Jason Wang knew he’d be following in his father’s footsteps. His young eyes widened at the dizzying array of control panels and humming equipment in the lab where his […]

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All Edmonton public schools to get Treaty 6, Metis flags – Edmonton Sun

June 06, 2017 All 205 Edmonton public schools will receive a Treaty 6 flag and Métis Nation flag from the board as a gesture of welcome and recognition, trustees decided. The public school board also voted at a Tuesday meeting to install two additional flag poles in front of the district’s central office building on […]

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