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What’s in Your Water on Manitoulin Island – Water First

July 27, 2021 On a rainy week in May, students from the Zhiibaahaasing and Sheshegwaning First Nations saw their water in a new light. We delivered our hands-on What’s in Your Water program to the students of St. Joseph’s Anishinabek School on Manitoulin Island. Over four days, students of all ages took part in STEM-based […]

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Lakehead University researchers receive Banting Fellowships for projects involving First Nations people

July 26, 2021 Two Lakehead University researchers have been awarded Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships of $70,000 per year to study an online mental health intervention system for First Nations people and initiate a conversation about archival footage and medicine with Sandy Lake First Nation. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides two-year funding to the very best […]

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After a decade, the beloved Shakespeare Garden returns to UFV with an expanded purpose – UFV Today

It was a time of reflection and growth when dozens gathered to unveil UFV’s new Shakespeare Reconciliation Garden on the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Friday, July 16. Though the latest incarnation was planted recently, its roots run very deep. If you were involved in Chilliwack’s arts community during the 1990s and 2000s, chances […]

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Environmental DNA research builds on Indigenous ecological knowledge

Indigenous ecological knowledge (IEK) is the basis for local level decision-making in food security, human and animal health, education and other vital economic and social activities. In the emerging field of environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis, a non-destructive, rapid and cost-effective way of gathering accurate biodiversity information, the value of IEK is even more critical. This […]

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Save the date: EU Arctic Forum and Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue

The European Commission and the European External Action Service will organise a high-level EU Arctic Forum and the Annual Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue on 10 and 11 November 2021 in Brussels. The High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius will host the events. The EU Arctic Forum will bring together key Arctic players […]

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Should bilingualism change in Canada? The debate over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon – UM Today

July 26, 2021 — Raymond Théberge, Canada’s official languages commissioner, says his office has received more than 400 complaints about the appointment of Inuk leader Mary Simon as governor general. The “problem” is her lack of French-English bilingualism, although she is bilingual, speaking both Inuktitut and English. Canada has had an official bilingualism policy for 50 […]

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Library archivist uses her skills to advance truth and reconciliation – U Waterloo

She hopes her actions inspire and encourage others Warning: This story refers to events that some may find upsetting. When Danielle Robichaud heard about the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, she got on Wikipedia. It was not for the reason you might think. Robichaud, […]

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Exciting time’ for first ever cohort of high school graduates from Toronto Indigenous school – CTV News

TORONTO — The very first cohort of high school graduates from Kâpapâmahchakwêw – Wandering Spirit School in Toronto are celebrating the impact of their Indigenous-led education. “It is just an exciting time to be transitioning from high school to university, especially coming from a very Indigenous-based school,” said graduating student Ella Laforme to CTV News. […]

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It’s the privileged ignoring First Nations history – National Observer

July 26th 2021 Postmedia’s Brian Lilley has argued that while the discovery of a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School is understandably causing outrage, the “desire by some to channel that anger by tearing down names, statues and buildings is the wrong path.” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made similar comments in order […]

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Equity, UNDRIP principles must guide education reform in Northwest Territories: Hotıì ts’eeda – NNSL Media

Equity should be the guiding principle in the modernization of the NWT’s Education Act, said Tłı̨chǫ Government research unit Hotıì ts’eeda in a paper published on July 16. The document is a response to the GNWT’s Education Act Modernization discussion paper that went online in the spring. The publication, titled Ełeyati ts’edı — meaning “we […]

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