Kelowna Daily Courier – February 7, 2019
Award-winning author and journalist Tanya Talaga will delve into hard truths revealed in her critically acclaimed book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, during two presentations co-sponsored by Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan.
Jordan’s Principle bridges gaps in services for First Nation children
Anishinabek News – February 7, 2019
Jordan’s Principle was featured in both a comprehensive workshop and keynote address. Jordan’s Principle Navigator, Christian Hebert with the Anishinabek Nation, took workshop delegates through the process of application and documentation required with the April 1, 2019 fiscal deadline a few short weeks away.
New stat holiday proposed to mark Indigenous reconciliation set for Sept. 30
Global News – February 6, 2019
The House of Commons heritage committee approved a measure Tuesday to make the last day of September a National Truth and Reconciliation Day. That date is already used as an informal occasion to commemorate the experiences of residential-school students, called Orange Shirt Day.
New Indigenous Storytelling certificate offered by University of Saskatchewan
Global News – February 6, 2019
The certificate aims to recognize student knowledge and understanding of approaches to Indigenous storytelling from multiple disciplinary and culturally specific perspectives.
Five tips to make school bookshelves more diverse and five books to get you started
The Conversation – February 6, 2019
The evidence regarding Indigenous groups across the world is even more alarming. Research shows these groups are rarely represented. And, if represented at all, are most likely to be represented in stereotypical or outdated ways.
Trailblazing Indigenous doctor to be recognized with Indspire award Feb. 22 in Calgary
Thompson Citizen – February 6, 2019
Dr. Marlyn Cook became a nurse in 1975 but decided she wanted to become a stronger advocate for First Nations health and graduated from medical school in 1987. She then began to learn traditional healing, which she weaves together with Western medical practices to care for the bodies, minds and spirits of her patients.
Mixed reaction to Liberals’ Indigenous languages law update
The Star – February 5, 2019
A national Inuit organization says it is disappointed in the Liberals’ new legislation meant to protect Indigenous languages.
Language advocates have funding questions about Ottawa’s new Indigenous Languages Act
CBC News – February 5, 2019
Legislation ‘just a very mild suggestion that we revitalize Indigenous languages,’ says Hayden King
Canada unveils Indigenous Languages bill to fanfare, criticism
APTN News – February 5, 2019
Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages, would establish measures for long-term, sustainable funding of Indigenous languages, support and promote the use of Indigenous languages, establish an Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous languages, and encourage collaboration between the federal, provincial and Indigenous governments to deliver supports for Indigenous languages.
Victoria students’ council attempting to rename Ryerson residence building, Vic One stream
The Varsity – February 4, 2019
The Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council (VUSAC) has undertaken an initiative to rename the Ryerson House residence and the Ryerson Vic One stream, in an effort to move toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Lost bannock, a family recipe and the Cree language come together in author’s first children’s book
CBC News – February 2, 2019
When Dallas Hunt sat down to write his first children’s book he knew it had to include the Cree language. “I really think it’s important that our languages are vibrant and circulating,” he said. “Not only so that Indigenous youth and children are learning languages and able to converse in a potentially fluent manner, but also just to really show or demonstrate that our languages are still very much alive and that they are circulating.”
First Indigenous person elected chancellor to Alberta university
CTV News – February 2, 2019
Charles Weaselhead has been elected chancellor of the University of Lethbridge. It’s the first time an Indigenous person has been named to the post in the university’s 52-year history. Weaselhead, who is also a one-time Treaty 7 grand chief, says he is deeply honoured.
Canadore College launches Indigenous Inter-professional Cultural Safety Research Program
Anishinabek News – February 2, 2019
Biigiiweyan, which means ‘coming home,’ is a pilot cultural safety training program that redefines inter-professional training. The weekly sessions use Indigenous ways of knowing and relating, as well as live actor simulation, to train health care students and professionals to work together across disciplines to offer culturally safe health care to Indigenous peoples
Sault College hosts annual Pow Wow – an exciting weekend of culture and expression
Anishinabek News – February 1, 2019
“Love and Unity” will fill the air on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow taking place in the College’s Health and Wellness Centre!
A first of its kind’: Indigenous centred degree business program in the works
CBC News – February 1, 2019
The program aims to teach upcoming Indigenous and non-Indigenous students business management skills from an Indigenous perspective and focus on breaking down the misconception that Indigenous people have little experience in business.