April 29, 2019 - Westfield Elementary connects with Kashechewan students in dire need of new school

April 29, 2019

State of emergency declared after flooding crisis in northern Ontario First Nations community

https://www.southwesternontario.ca/community-story/9307665-westfield-elementary-connects-with-kashechewan-students-in-dire-need-of-new-school/

 

What *Exactly* is Happening To Ontario’s Education System?

April 28, 2019

More than 100,000 students participated in a province-wide walkout on April 4, and on April 6, around 10,000 teachers, students and parents showed up to protest at Queen’s Park. They were all rallying against Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s proposed cuts to education—especially an increase in class sizes and a decrease in the number of teachers.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/what-exactly-is-happening-to-ontarios-education-system/ar-BBWp6wR#page=2

 

Loss of Indigenous languages is Canada’s shame

April 28, 2019

All this past week, Indigenous leaders travelled to New York to represent their communities and present at the 18th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/04/28/loss-of-indigenous-languages-is-canadas-shame/

 

Report compares Canada’s lack of action on preserving Inuit language to cultural genocide

April 25, 2019

The Inuktut language is at “grave risk” of extinction if the territorial and federal governments don’t step in and address the language’s decline, a Nunavut leader told the United Nations on Monday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/ochapowace-first-nation-trespassing-farm-1.5111197

 

New teacher training on Indigenous history of Niagara Region

April 24, 2019

A professional teacher training initiative has launched to give educators in the Niagara region confidence delivering indigenous history in the classroom.

https://tworowtimes.com/arts-and-culture/new-teacher-training-on-indigenous-history-of-niagara-region/

 

Amos Keye named Indigenous Engagement official at Brock University

April 23, 2019

Brock University is taking a major step in its institutional growth and development by announcing that Amos Key, Jr. will become the University’s first-ever Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement.

https://tworowtimes.com/news/local/amos-keye-named-indigenous-engagement-official-at-brock-university/

 

Six Nations of the Grand River closer to taking control of its education system

April 23, 2019

Deloitte study prices out $2.2 billion needed over 10 years

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/six-nations-autonomous-education-1.5106893