August 15, 2018 - Federal government to declare statutory holiday to mark painful residential-school

August 15, 2018

The federal government is consulting with Indigenous groups before declaring a national statutory holiday to mark the painful legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools. The main sticking point has been choosing a date for the annual event.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ottawa-negotiating-to-create-new-statutory-holiday-marking-brutal/

 

County school board disappointed with cancellation of indigenous sessions

August 14, 2018

Simcoe County District School Board trustee and vice-chairperson Jodi Lloyd says it was disappointing to see Indigenous curriculum writing sessions be cancelled by the provincial government, and worries it is a step in the wrong direction.

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8817555-county-school-board-disappointed-with-cancellation-of-indigenous-sessions/

 

OPG Recognizes Two Exceptional Indigenous Students

August 15, 2018

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proud to announce Elizabeth Brant and Aaron Jones as the 2018 recipients of the OPG John Wesley Beaver (JWB) Memorial Student Awards. The JWB Student Awards reflect OPG's commitment to supporting Indigenous youth in their field of post-secondary studies.

http://www.electricenergyonline.com/article/energy/category/general/90/715164/ontario-power-generationopg-recognizes-two-exceptional-indigenous-students.html

 

Children’s book by Wab Kinew will encourage and inspire

August 14, 2018

With a new children’s picture book set to be released Sept. 11, Wab Kinew, musician, journalist and Indigenous advocate turned politician, will soon rap his way into the hearts and minds of young people of all backgrounds.

http://www.windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/childrens-book-by-wab-kinew-will-encourage-and-inspire/

 

Anishinaabe students dig into their past

August 13, 2018

For a handful of summer students at the National Capital Commission, Quebec's Archeology Month is more than a neat opportunity to dig for hidden artifacts.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/archeology-month-anishinaabe-student-ncc-1.4779669

 

How do you say 'engine oil' in Anishinaabemowin? Depends where you're from, says linguist (3 photos)

August 10, 2018

Fluent speakers of Anishinaabemowin, also known as the Ojibwe language, gathered at Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie this week to come up with new terminology to better reflect changing times.

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/how-do-you-say-engine-oil-in-anishinaabemowin-depends-where-youre-from-says-linguist-3-photos-1011633