Bradford Today – Feb 13, 2019
The “largest forestry conference in the province” took place at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort near Alliston recently, drawing more than 430 attendees, from forestry experts and environmentalists, to municipal officials and nearly 100 university students.
How Indigenous land-based learning can help fight climate change
TVO - Feb 13, 2019
Ontario university students are doing hands-on work in food and medicine gardens and in manoomin fields — all part of a community-based research program aimed at cultivating healthy relationships and a healthy environment
CBE identifies concerns in math, English and Indigenous student results
Calgary Herald - Feb 12, 2019
Public school trustees identified areas of concern in math, English and Indigenous student results after debating a report on academic achievement Tuesday, meaning administrators may have to readjust learning strategies in some areas.
Local residential school survivor, advocate invested into Order of Canada
Timmins Press - Feb 12, 2019
Indian Residential School survivor and advocate Edmund Metatawabin was invested into the Order of Canada at a ceremony held in Quebec City on Tuesday morning.
Education a ‘lifeline’ for NAN youth
TB News watch - Feb 12, 2019
Nishnawbe Aski Nation holding special Chief's Assembly on education to discuss granting more control to First Nation communities and providing youth with more traditional teachings
Cree translator in House of Commons 'proud' to be part of history
CBC - Feb 12, 2019
On Feb. 7, Romeo Saganash spoke in Eastern Cree in the House of Commons during debate about Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act. It was one of the first times in the House that it was possible for simultaneous translation in languages other than English and French.
Meet 2 Ojibway speakers who are using Facebook to teach their language
CBC - Feb 12, 2019
More and more people are turning to social media to learn their Indigenous languages, and two Ojibway speakers are using different techniques to connect with language learners across the country on Facebook.
Learning Mohawk on your phone: Kanesatake school launches language app
CBC – Feb 12, 2019
A Mohawk immersion elementary school in Kanesatake, Que, is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app.
Indigenous students embrace culture to curb social issues
Westman Journal - Feb 11, 2019
High school students from a remote, Northern Ontario Indigenous community are turning towards their traditional dance and prayer systems to fight against severe substance abuse and suicide issues.
Importance of treaties the focus of wampum studies at Heximer Avenue Public School
Niagara This Week - Feb 10, 2019
Kids at Heximer Avenue Public School in Niagara Falls now have a greater understanding of the treaties Europeans signed with Indigenous Peoples in Ontario, and the obligations and respect for sovereignty that those documents spell out.
Downie brothers in London to help Juno push for indigenous education
CTV News - Feb 8, 2019
A number of schools are participating in the legacy program started by the late Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip.
His brothers, Mike and Patrick Downie, were in London Friday to help spread the word about The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF).
An opportunity lost in the Trudeau government’s Indigenous language bill
The Star - Feb 7, 2019
The residential school survivor did it again on Thursday as the NDP MP stood up and in Cree spoke of the incredible urgency to preserve rapidly disappearing First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages.
School's in for PLATO Testing hopefuls
Sault Star - Feb 7, 2019
PLATO Testing’s commitment to hire 57 employees over three years will help Batchewana First Nation contribute to diversification efforts in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Chief Dean Sayers says.
Book with racist passage at Rexton school prompts apology from education minister
CBC - Feb 7, 2019
An Elsipogtog First Nation mother says she's pleased the province's education minister apologized after her 10-year-old daughter discovered a racist passage in a book at her elementary school. Page includes illustration of child pulling another's braids, saying 'I'm an Indian and I will scalp you'
Neil Stonechild's best friend 'disappointed' by art installation
CBC - Feb 7, 2019
Neil Stonechild was 17 years old when he froze to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon in 1990. Stonechild's death led to an RCMP investigation, a judicial inquiry, and the firing of two police officers.