Feb 13, 2019 - Ontario's largest forestry conference plants cross-cultural connections

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.

https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/ontarios-largest-forestry-conference-plants-cross-cultural-connections-1238008

 

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

https://www.tvo.org/article/current-affairs/how-indigenous-land-based-learning-can-help-fight-climate-change

 

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.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/cbe-identifies-concerns-in-math-english-and-indigenous-student-results

  

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.

https://www.timminspress.com/news/local-news/local-residential-school-survivor-advocate-invested-into-order-of-canada

  

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

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/education-a-lifeline-for-nan-youth-1240610

 

 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.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/translator-house-of-commons-1.5016715

 

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.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/ojibway-language-social-media-teachers-1.5014604

 

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.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/kanesatake-mohawk-language-app-1.5014478

 

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.

https://www.westmanjournal.com/news/local-news/indigenous-students-embrace-culture-to-curb-social-issues-1.23630457

 

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.

https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9165382-importance-of-treaties-the-focus-of-wampum-studies-at-heximer-avenue-public-school/

 

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).

https://london.ctvnews.ca/downie-brothers-in-london-to-help-juno-push-for-indigenous-education-1.4289367

 

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.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/02/07/an-opportunity-lost-in-the-trudeau-governments-indigenous-language-bill.html

  

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.

https://www.saultstar.com/news/local-news/schools-in-for-plato-testing-hopefuls

 

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'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/racist-book-school-scalping-1.5009411

 

 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.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/neil-stonechild-art-installation-friend-disappointed-1.5010013