August 30, 2018 - Board says the Education Act allows it to 'fill the gaps' while teaching old sex e

August 30, 2018

Despite reservations expressed by its members and trustees, the Rainbow District School Board in Sudbury has announced it will adopt an old version of the sexual education curriculum, as per orders from Ontario's Ministry of Education.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sex-ed-ontario-consent-cyberbullying-gender-lgbtq-1.4804072

 

Why an immersive Ojibwe language program is taking students bowling

August 30, 2018

The Ojibwe phrase shkintam gijitoong kina gwiganaandaming literally translates as “when you knock them down when you first try.”

https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/why-an-immersive-ojibwe-language-program-is-taking-students-bowling

 

University of Sudbury offers Scholarship Opportunities

August 29, 2018

The University of Sudbury has scholarship opportunities available for you.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2018/08/29/university-of-sudbury-offers-scholarship-opportunities/

 

Back to School concert, family day at Hanks Place

August 29, 2018

The musical line up is complete for the Kawenní:io / Gawení:yo elementary school’s musical kick-off to the new school year, at 3675 4th Line, Six Nations, September 1st from 1-8 pm.

https://tworowtimes.com/news/local/back-to-school-concert-family-day-at-hanks-place/

 

Contact North I Contact Nord opens a new online learning centre at Brantford Campus

August 25, 2018

Contact North | Contact Nord officially has a new home in Brantford at Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP), and it’s the perfect fit.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2018/08/25/contact-north-i-contact-nord-opens-a-new-online-learning-centre-at-brantford-campus/

 

Five things to know about bilingual Indigenous education

August 26, 2018

Knowing their language and culture reinforces Indigenous youths’ sense of belonging to family, community and culture; it’s important for personal well-being, and it is a protective factor against suicide.

https://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/five-things-to-know-about-bilingual-indigenous-education/wcm/d40e582b-c2ff-4e64-9fca-d7d3b280fa67

 

Local Historical Author Releases Second Book

August 22, 2018

Local author Sandra Rousseau recently released her second book, entitled Sault Ste. Marie and Beyond: A History of It’s People 17th-21st Centuries, including Mackinac Island and Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

https://saultonline.com/2018/08/local-historical-author-releases-second-book/

 

Back to school: a history lesson

August 22, 2018

Back-to-school season has come, with teary-eyed new kindergarten parents and 25 mph zones alike.

https://tworowtimes.com/news/local/back-to-school-a-history-lesson/

 

Rodríguez connects with Indigenous leaders to protect languages with fall legislation

August 21, 2018

Indigenous leaders say a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet has reached out to them about crafting new legislation to be tabled this fall to revitalize the languages of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/08/21/news/rodriguez-connects-indigenous-leaders-protect-languages-fall-legislation

 

How one Indigenous woman reclaimed her personal history through art

August 21, 2018

Edna Manitowabi, of Ojibway/Odawa ancestry and originally from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, is an Elder and professor emeritus at Trent University's Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies. In 2017, she also became a movie actress, playing a role in the film adaptation of Richard Wagamese's novel Indian Horse.

https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/how-one-indigenous-woman-reclaimed-her-personal-history-through-art

 

Sioux North High School to welcome students in 2019

August 21, 2018

Keewatin-Patricia District School Board Director of Education Sean Monteith informed, “The new high school, Sioux North High School, will not be open and be ready for September 1, which was always our goal.

http://www.siouxbulletin.com/sioux-north-high-school-to-welcome-students-in-2019?id=1620

 

Indigenizing university academic programs and courses

August 21, 2018

The posters on the walls at Montreal’s Concordia University in the Fine Arts department are stark and to the point: “Fulll time BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and persons of colour) staff in painting and drawing: Zero” and “95 per cent of Concordia’s full time faculty in Studio Arts is white.”

http://www.windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/indigenizing-university-academic-programs-and-courses-incomplete/