February 18, 2020 - Ontario teachers' benefits remain a sticking point in bargaining talks with gove

February 18, 2020

As labour strife threatens to close all Ontario schools for the first time on Friday, funding of public elementary teachers’ benefits remains a sticking point after the government told union negotiators that any increase would force cuts to special education teaching supports.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-teachers-benefits-remain-a-sticking-point-in-bargaining-talks/

 

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre launch new language program

February 18, 2020

George Hughie did not know how to say “television” when he grew up in Kashechewan First Nation.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/19/north-bay-indigenous-friendship-centre-launch-new-language-program/

 

Dancers share their passion at Canadore College

February 18, 2020

There was standing room only as teachers, students and members of the Canadore Aboriginal Student Association filled the room to hear a public lecture by River Christie-White and Cody Sackaney about being dancers. The next day was the 30th annual Canadore College Pow Wow.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/19/dancers-share-their-passion-at-canadore-college/

 

Are you a grade 12 student interested in a summer trades co-op?

February 18, 2020

Registration through UGDSB is open until March 13

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/are-you-a-grade-12-student-interested-in-a-summer-trades-co-op-2100242

 

Skills Ontario hosts annual Trades & Tech Day for North Shore Tribal Council youth in Sault Ste. Marie

February 18, 2020

Skills Ontario will be hosting a Trades & Tech Day at Sault College on February 21, 2020.

https://saultonline.com/2020/02/skills-ontario-hosts-annual-trades-tech-day-for-north-shore-tribal-council-youth-in-sault-ste-marie/

 

Lakeview School looks out for future generations

February 18, 2020

As Lakeview School celebrates the sixth year of its in-school fish hatchery system, we want to bring attention to the importance of this program and its impact.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/18/lakeview-school-looks-out-for-future-generations/

 

Artists on display for community teach in at Canadore College

February 16, 2020

Talented artists were part of the 2020 Canadore College community teach in on dance styles, an event that led up the 30th annual pow wow celebration at the college.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/17/artists-on-display-for-community-teach-in-at-canadore-college/

 

Indigenous authors celebrated as readership skyrockets across Canada

February 16, 2020

Vancouver Public Library says circulation of Indigenous collection has tripled since 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-authors-celebrated-as-readership-skyrockets-across-canada-1.5465622

 

Program empowers Indigenous youth through the gift of dance

February 13, 2020

There’s more to Outside Looking In than teaching Indigenous youth the latest hip-hop and urban dance moves. However, dance is a big component of the program.

https://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/features/program-empowers-indigenous-youth-through-the-gift-of-dance

 

Book Women Podcast dives into writing, editing and publishing Indigenous stories

February 13, 2020

‘We approach it as storytelling isn’t just pen to paper, it can be something in your body’

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/book-women-indigenous-storytelling-podcast-1.5460352

 

Advocates gather to promote Mohawk language as a career asset

February 14, 2020

'What’s your passion and how can you incorporate the language into that?'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mohawk-language-career-work-1.5460292

 

Tense relationship between Indigenous people and immigrants inspires academics to bring groups together

February 13, 2020

The project became a book called Reconciliation in Action

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/indigenous-newcomer-relations-sask-1.5463130

 

FIRST Robotics Canada president visits MSS team

February 12, 2020

Thursday, February 6 is a day like any other at Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS), except for a group of students that has gathered within the school’s makerspace over their lunch hour.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/first-robotics-canada-president-visits-mss-team/

 

Canadore College celebrates 30th Pow Wow anniversary

February 11, 2020

Everyone was welcome at the 30th annual Canadore Pow Wow themed Looking Back. The stands were full in Canadore’s gym Feb. 1, as the First Peoples’ Centre and the Canadore Aboriginal Students Association (CASA) hosted the highly anticipated event.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/11/canadore-college-celebrates-30th-pow-wow-anniversary/

 

Concern over language loss should be front-of-mind to all Anishinabek people says Goulais

February 8, 2020

'If you extrapolate that, within the next 40 or 50 years you are going to have no more speakers, including in Nipissing'

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/concern-over-language-loss-should-be-front-of-mind-to-all-anishinabek-people-says-goulais-2077676

 

Speaking competition aims to preserve Chippewa First Nation's language

February 8, 2020

Participants working to master a list of 100 common phrases in Anishinaabemowin

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/speaking-competition-aims-to-preserve-chippewa-first-nation-s-language-1.5456307

 

Urban Cree reclaim their heritage by learning the most common Indigenous language in Metro Vancouver

February 8, 2020

A Vancouver program is teaching Cree, a language born east of the Rockies

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cree-lessons-vancouver-1.5454877

 

NWT education system barely making the grade: audit

February 9, 2020

Three years ago, the government of Northwest Territories claimed to have a 72 per cent graduation rate.

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/02/09/education-2/

 

Reconciliation about reclaiming language, culture

February 7, 2020

‘A lot of resources were used to take it away. Help us get it back’

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/reconciliation-about-reclaiming-language-culture-campeau-the-north-bay-nugget/

 

New book aims to increase fluency among Indigenous language speakers

February 7, 2020

A new book is looking at helping people who speak Indigenous languages teach others to communicate fluently. Patricia Ningewance is the author of Reclaiming Our Territory, Word by Word.

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/02/06/new-book-aims-to-increase-fluency-among-indigenous-language-speakers/

 

Indigenous languages are seeing a dramatic revival through the arts

February 7, 2020

International Symposium on Indigenous Languages

https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/indigenous-languages-are-seeing-a-dramatic-revival-through-the-arts

 

Skills Ontario and ORIGIN sign MOU to promote skilled trade and tech careers, provide employability skill-building opportunities through ImmersiveLink Virtual Reality

February 5, 2020

Skills Ontario and ORIGIN are working together to harness the power of Virtual Reality technology to help youth see skilled trade and technology careers in a new way.

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/skills-ontario-and-origin-sign-mou-to-promote-skilled-trade-and-tech-careers-provide-employability-skill-building-opportunities-through-immersivelink-virtual-reality/