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Congratulations to the 2008 Council of the Federation and NWT Ministerial Literacy Award Winners

YELLOWKNIFE (September 30, 2008) – Recipients of the 2008 Council of the Federation Award for Literacy, and the Northwest Territories (NWT) Ministerial Awards for Literacy, were celebrated at the Adult Learner’s Luncheon in Yellowknife today.

by NationTalk on October 1, 2008622 Views

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Call For Abstracts For the 5th International Conference on Indigenous Education

There is a call for abstracts for the 5th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations on May 27-29, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Sponsored by the Centre for International Academic Exchange First Nations University of Canada

by NationTalk on October 1, 20081732 Views

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Gala For A New Learners Resource Centre at Red Crow Community College

The Mikai’ Sto Foundation will be hosting a Gala for a new Learners Resource Centre at the Red Crow Community College on Friday November 14, 2008 at the Coast Plaza Hotel; Plaza 1-3 in Calgary. Please see the poster for details.

Special guest speaker will be Dr. David Suzuki presenting a talk about the environment on the traditional values and his scientific views about the enviroment.

by NationTalk on October 1, 2008669 Views

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Métis Nation of Ontario, Ontario Government and Council of Ontario Universities Announce University of Ottawa Selected To Host the First Ontario Research Chair in Métis Studies

Often Unknown History of Ontario Métis Will Start To Be Told

TORONTO, Sept. 30 – Today, Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis leadership from across Ontario joined with the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and the Council of Ontario Universities to formally announce that the University of Ottawa has been selected to host the Research Chair in Métis Studies announced last year.

by NationTalk on September 30, 2008916 Views

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Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Review and Action Plan

YELLOWKNIFE (September 29, 2008) – Results of the Northwest Territories Review of the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Program are now available to the public.

by NationTalk on September 30, 2008642 Views

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Video Conferencing Offers Opportunity To Bring The World To Rural, Northern Classrooms

September 30, 2008
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New Technology Links Offer Equal Educational Opportunities For All Students: Bjornson

Rural and northern students will have the opportunity to interact with experts and other students from around the world with new investments in video conferencing for classrooms, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

by NationTalk on September 30, 2008714 Views

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The Dreaming Festival 2009 Kula Films program – Submission For Entries are Now Open!

WRITERS, ACTORS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS AND MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS!

THE Dreaming Festival Kula films program in its fifth year celebrates Indigenous people’s stories in film and Multimedia Art

by NationTalk on September 30, 20081368 Views

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Get in the Running for the 2009 JUNO Awards – Call for Submissions Start on Wednesday, October 1st –

For Immediate Release

CARAS introduces new partnerships and changes to category and voting guidelines

Toronto, ON (September 30, 2008) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that submissions for the 2009 JUNO Awards open on Wednesday, October 1st; giving Canadian artists the opportunity to enter eligible works to be considered for the 38th edition of Canada’s Music Awards. The 2009 Juno Awards Weekend will take place in Vancouver, BC, March 26-29, 2009.

by NationTalk on September 30, 2008653 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Festival – 2008 Education Day Registration Form Now Available

Education Day was originally added to the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in response to numerous requests from educators to include an opportunity for students to learn more about Aboriginal peoples.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008850 Views

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Media Advisory – Métis Leadership and Dignitaries to Announce Selection of Ontario University To Host First Research Chair in Métis Studies

TORONTO, Sept. 29 – Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis leadership from across Ontario will join with the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Colleges Training and Universities and Paul Genest from the Council of Ontario Universities to formally announce the Ontario university selected to host the Research Chair of Métis Studies.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008692 Views

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Vancouver Island University makes History

Vancouver Island University (VIU) installed Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo as the institution’s first Chancellor Thursday.

Chief Atleo’s appointment is significant because he is the first Aboriginal person to be appointed as a Chancellor in the province of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008939 Views

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$1-million gift for Aboriginal Gathering Place takes U of A past its Campaign 2008 goal

September 26, 2008 – Edmonton-Although buildings don’t teach, discover or necessarily even inspire, the good ones welcome.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008588 Views

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No More Teachers, No More Books… No More Polar Bear’s Dirty Looks?

Posted Friday, September 26, 2008

When polar bears walk about your classroom, people take note. That’s why the University of Manitoba won the 2008 Canadian Excellence in Environmental Education Award.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008696 Views

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Grade 5 First Nations Curriculum Materials Released

FOR RELEASE #08-235
September 26, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of new curriculum materials, Yukon First Nations 5 , which covers four themes: Yukon First Nations Languages, Clans, Citizenship and Governance, and will be used in all Yukon Grade 5 Social Studies classes this year.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081861 Views

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The Mining Association of British Columbia: Northwest Power Line Could Create Thousands of Jobs, Attract Billions in Investment-Study

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Sept. 26, 2008) –

– Power line along Highway 37 could create 10,700 jobs

– Potential for $15 billion in capital investment

– Improves access to clean electricity sources

– Potential benefits include more than $300 million in annual tax revenues to governments

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008759 Views

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Pine Needle Productions is Looking for Actors for New Feature Film

9/25/2008

Pine Needle Productions is holding a casting call for its latest feature film titled Every Emotion Costs. The project is a new film by Writer/Director Darlene Naponse.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008716 Views

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Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence Nominations Are Now Open

Nominate a special teacher who has made a positive, long-lasting impact on your school community.

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the second annual Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open. The Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding teachers in British Columbia who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school and improve student achievement.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008766 Views

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Canada’s First Nations Stand Up for Education, Demand their Issues Be A Part of Federal Election Now

Canada’s education ministers emerged from two days of meetings Tuesday, promising continued work on a hodgepodge of issues, including lagging aboriginal education.

by NationTalk on September 26, 20081036 Views

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Monitoring the Social Impacts of Diamond Mining in NWT Aboriginal Communities – Sep 25, 2008

JAMES HELLER

The express purpose of socio-economic agreements between the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and diamond mining companies is to monitor and promote the social, cultural and economic well being of NWT people, particularly the predominantly aboriginal communities neighbouring the mines. To fulfill this purpose, annual monitoring reports identify local trends to help communities, governments and companies to better plan and develop mitigation measures…

4:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/SeminarSeries.aspx

On Campus : St. George » Bahen Centre for Information Technology » 40 St. George Street » 1210

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008836 Views

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Introducing the CANDAC IPY Northern Experience Contest!

TORONTO September 24, 2008

The Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) is holding a contest for students and teachers across Canada. Winners will participate in the Northern Experience Program – an 11-day educational expedition to Resolute and Eureka, Nunavut in April 2009. This experience of a lifetime has openings for 15 students and 6 teachers!

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008852 Views

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AMP Camp 2009 Applications now Available

September 24, 2008

Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is now accepting applications for AMP Camp 2009. The latest installment of this music development project for Aboriginal artists from across Canada will take place March 1-6, 2009 at the Misty Lake Lodge in Manitoba.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081504 Views

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Book Published by AU Press Nominated for Prestigious International Prize

September 24, 2008

Athabasca University is pleased to announce The Importance of Being Monogamous by Sarah Carter has been named to the long list for the Cundill International Prize in History. The book is a co-publication of Athabasca University Press and the University of Alberta Press.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008674 Views

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Initial Planning Begins for National Aboriginal Education Summit in Saskatchewan

News Release – September 24, 2008

A summit on First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education will take place in Saskatchewan next year, announced Education Minister Ken Krawetz and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris after the recent Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008747 Views

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Aboriginal Youth Complete Innovative Internship Program

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0057-001371
Sept. 10, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
BC Public Service Agency

VICTORIA – Fifteen Aboriginal youth were honoured today for successfully completing the first year of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program, said Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008676 Views

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$5-million Boost for Keyano College

Syncrude today announced a $5-million donation to Keyano College to support expanded program offerings and further growth of educational opportunities in the Wood Buffalo region.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008684 Views

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School District 48 Named to Better Reflect Region

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0110-001438
Sept. 22, 2008

Ministry of Education

SQUAMISH – The Howe Sound school district is being renamed the Sea to Sky school district to better reflect the communities it serves, West Vancouver-Garibaldi MLA Joan McIntyre announced today.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008641 Views

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Two Faces of Poverty: Indigenous Peoples and Women

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The University of Winnipeg’s Global College is hosting an important conference in November based on the report of the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008731 Views

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Ministers Advance Learn Canada 2020 Priorities

94th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
Fredericton, New Brunswick – September 22-23, 2008

Fredericton, September 23, 2008 – Education ministers committed today to meeting with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit leaders from across Canada to address Aboriginal education. Ministers were in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for the 94th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), where they worked on key education priorities including Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary education funding, as outlined in their April 2008 ministerial declaration, Learn Canada 2020.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008871 Views

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Province to Match Funding for Raise-A-Reader Campaign

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0230-001433
Sept. 23, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

PENTICTON – For the fifth consecutive year, the Province will match all donations raised during CanWest’s Raise-a-Reader campaign in B.C., Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008573 Views

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Call for Nominations 2009 National Award for Excellence In Mental Health and Addictions Initiatives

The Kaiser Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2009 National Awards for Excellence Program in mental health and addictions initiatives.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008597 Views

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Aquaculture Job & Career Fair in Campbell River

September 19, 2008
MHC Release
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Ken Crewe: 250.850.3276 (7248)

Campbell River – Every two years Campbell River has the good fortune to host the Aquaculture Pacific Exchange Trade Show at Strathcona Gardens. This year, the trade show brings something new – a Job and Career Fair at 1:30 – 3:30 pm on Friday September 26, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081103 Views

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Record Number of Graduate Student Spaces Filled

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0062-001431
Sept. 22, 2008
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – British Columbia is experiencing record numbers of graduate students, thanks to the highest level of government investments ever, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008573 Views

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Aboriginal Government: Giving Effect to our Constitutional Commitments

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair of the College of Law, The Native Law Centre and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

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ABORIGINAL GOVERNMENT: GIVING EFFECT TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENTS

Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2008

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008719 Views

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VIU Student Finds Niche in Community

You never know what will change your life direction. It may be a big event or it may be a quiet moment; for Neila Sinkewicz, a fourth-year Vancouver Island University (VIU) student, it was a class. In 2004, Sinkewicz moved to Nanaimo from Regina, Saskatchewan to pursue a degree in Criminology with the hopes of one day opening her own loss prevention company.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008711 Views

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Rise in Apprentice Numbers Leads to More Government Funding

News Release – September 19, 2008

As the number of apprentices in Saskatchewan grows with the province’s thriving economy, government announced an additional $3.5 million investment in the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) to train and certify skilled tradespeople.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008560 Views

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Clifford LaRocque named to the Order of the Métis Nation

OTTAWA (Sept. 17, 2008) – Saskatchewan Métis leader Clifford LaRocque has been named to the Order of the Métis Nation, the highest honour bestowed by the Métis National Council.

by NationTalk on September 22, 20082265 Views

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OPP Accolade Awards Recognize Exceptional Performance and Achievement Among its Members

BARRIE, ON, Sept. 19 – The Ontario Provincial Police will be recognizing some of its most distinguished members at the 6th annual Accolade Awards in Barrie on Monday, September 22, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 21, 20088255 Views

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Skills Canada NWT Call for Volunteers

September 18, 2008

Skills Canada NWT is looking for volunteers to get involved with events and programs that give youth a chance to learn about skilled trades and technology.

Skills Canada NWT is a registered charity whose mission is to promote careers in skilled trades and technology for youth. We do this through a number of exciting programs such as Skills Clubs, Youth Conferences, Territorial Skills Competitions, and more.

by NationTalk on September 21, 2008608 Views

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UVic Announces Winners of the 2008 VERA Awards

Date: September 18, 2008

Life is Good in the CRD, Thanks to Senior Volunteers

Five seniors who have spent decades improving the lives of others in the capital region will receive the University of Victoria Centre on Aging’s 2008 Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) on Sunday, September 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. The 2008 VERA recipients are:

by NationTalk on September 21, 2008787 Views

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Recognize a Local Volunteer for Exceptional Community Efforts

September 19, 2008

Nomination deadline is September 26

Edmonton… The Wild Rose Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The nomination deadline is September 26.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts and achievements have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. The awards are presented each year to six individuals in the categories of youth, adult and senior.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008633 Views

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Province Moves Forward with Construction of 18 New Schools in Calgary and Edmonton

Company’s bid will save Alberta taxpayers $118 million
Edmonton… The Government of Alberta has signed an agreement with BBPP Alberta Schools Limited, to design, build, finance and maintain 18 new state-of-the-art schools in Calgary and Edmonton through a public-private partnership (P3).

by NationTalk on September 20, 20081251 Views

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Grand Opening of Aboriginal House at the University of Manitoba

GRAND OPENING OF ABORIGINAL HOUSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Posted Friday, September 19, 2008

New facility includes Access programs, student centre, place for Elders and a Circle Room.

Aboriginal House has opened, much to the delight of students, staff and faculty who have moved in and are now able to use the facility. Built at a cost of $6.7 million, the 15,000 square foot facility signifies the commitment and mutual respect shared between the University of Manitoba and the Aboriginal community. It is a gathering place for Aboriginal students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the campus and community at large.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008847 Views

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Government Funds New High School for La Ronge

News Release – September 18, 2008

The community of La Ronge celebrated today when Education Minister Ken Krawetz announced more than $17 million in government funding for a significant renovation and addition to the Churchill Community High School. The Northern Lights School Division 113 will provide the remaining funds for the project, which is expected to cost approximately $22 million.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008578 Views

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Brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations 2008: Canada’s Crisis in Advanced Skills

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s 150 community colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges, polytechnics and cégeps1. With campuses in 1,000 urban and rural communities, 1.5 million learners, and 60,000 educators, these institutions play a pivotal role in ensuring that Canada’s labour force remains robust, competent and competitive. The education they provide draws students equally from all socio-economic quarters, and targets preparation for employment and workforce development.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008678 Views

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$5 Million Strengthens Programs to Help Kids Succeed

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CFD0041-001418
Sept. 18, 2008

Ministry of Children and Family Development

NANAIMO – The provincial government has delivered another $5-million grant to its early childhood development partnership with Success By 6 as part of the ongoing commitment to support the healthy growth and development of young children, announced Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen today.

by NationTalk on September 19, 2008630 Views

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Media Advisory – Education Ministers to Meet in Fredericton

TORONTO, Sept. 18 – Education ministers will meet in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on Monday and Tuesday, September 22 and 23, 2008, where they will discuss shared priorities in education such as literacy, Aboriginal education, and postsecondary capacity. Their meeting will be led by the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Minister of Education for New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on September 19, 2008622 Views

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Aboriginal Headstart on Reserve Celebrating 10 Years of Success

October 29-30, 2008
Saskatoon, SK

• Culture and Language
• Nutrition
• Education
• Social Support
• Family and Parental Involvement
• Health Promotion

by NationTalk on September 19, 2008696 Views

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New Degrees Offer More Choices for B.C. Students

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0061-001420
Sept. 18, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – The Province continues to provide access to a quality post-secondary education for students to study closer to home in B.C. by introducing three new degree programs, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2008563 Views

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Call for Nominations – Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning

Oct. 15, 2008

Ottawa ON

Event Description
The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is seeking nominations for its second annual recognition program, Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2008614 Views

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WIPC:E 2008 – World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference: Education 2008

Dec. 7-11, 2008

To be held on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia

Event Description
The central theme for 2008 will be Indigenous Education in the 21st Century – Respecting Tradition, Shaping the Future. Sub-themes have also been developed, with each day focusing on a particular theme.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2008691 Views

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