February 25, 2019 - 50th Anniversary of Indigenous Studies Lecture Series at Trent University

Net News Ledger - February 25, 2019

As Trent University celebrates its 50th anniversary of Indigenous Studies, the University is offering a lecture series focusing on reconciliation with the final lecture in the series on Monday, February 25.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/02/25/50th-anniversary-of-indigenous-studies-lecture-series-at-trent-university/

  

Why Canada’s Jewish community supports revitalizing Indigenous languages

The Toronto Star - February 23, 2019

“The very foundation of each and every nation is its national tongue,” observed Hebrew writer Yehuda Burla.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/02/22/why-canadas-jewish-community-supports-revitalizing-indigenous-language.html

  

Tootoo stands alone against federal Indigenous Languages Act

CBC - February 21, 2019

Nunavut MP wants to see amendments that commit money to Indigenous languages.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tootoo-indigenous-languages-act-1.5028950

 

New funding policy adopted to better support First Nations students on-reserve

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation - February 20, 2019

Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan and National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, recently announced a new co-developed policy and improved funding to better support the needs of First Nations students on-reserve.

https://www.stf.sk.ca/about-stf/news/new-funding-policy-adopted-better-support-first-nations-students-reserve

  

UNB Indigenous community looks to increase engagement between students, administration

CBC - February 20, 2019

Amanda Reid Rogers hopes to establish policy on smudging, Indigenous safe spaces

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/piluwitahasuwin-unb-indiginous-vp-1.5026332

 

Fishing Lake First Nation Constructs New School

Discover Humboldt – Feb 19, 2019

First Lake First Nation School Principal Melanie LaPlante is anxiously anticipating the Chief Sabitawasis School. The current school is a series of modular classrooms connected by an outdoor walkway. LaPlante says that the new facility will offer a full gymnasium and integrated classrooms for trade training and practical and applied arts.

https://discoverhumboldt.com/local/fishing-lake-first-nation-constructs-new-school

  

Third annual Elders' Gathering focuses on language revitalization

The Star Phoenix – Feb 19, 2019

Throughout the five years she spent in a residential school, Millie Anderson remembers being beaten every time she spoke her Inuktitut language.

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/third-annual-elders-gathering-focuses-on-language-revitalization/wcm/5388984d-f454-4598-bfb5-c41b2e5b5853

  

Laurentian University appoints new president

Northern Ontario Business – Feb 19, 2019

Laurentian University in Sudbury has appointed Dr. Robert Haché as its new president. Haché will assume his new position on July 1 for a five-year renewable term. He takes over from Dr. Pierre Zundel, who has been serving as interim president since August, 2017.

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/regionalnews/sudbury/laurentian-university-appoints-new-president-1249912

 

 Never too young: Kids on N.W.T. First Nation help spark change in their community

CBC – Feb 19, 2019

For students in need of winter clothes at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, there's a box for that. "I want everybody nice and warm," said Miley Fabian, a four-year-old student who created the "Sharing Box" on the K'atl'odeeche First Nation Reserve, near Hay River, N.W.T.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/homework-projects-meet-community-needs-1.5023848

 

 New opportunity for Indigenous students

Lethbridge Herald – Feb 19, 2019

A new initiative will allow more Indigenous students to earn their nursing degree at the University of Lethbridge. The Man U’ Matapu Nursing Student Award is designed for Indigenous nursing students, offering financial support to those entering the Bachelor of Nursing program and up to three further consecutive years for continuing students in academic good standing.

https://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2019/02/19/new-opportunity-for-indigenous-students/

  

NAN, OSHKAATISAK COUNCIL WELCOMES YOUTH DELEGATES

NAN - Feb 15, 2019

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox and the Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council will welcome more than 100 youth delegates from across NAN territory to the annual Youth Gathering in Thunder Bay today.

http://www.nan.on.ca/february-15-2019

 

First Nations song gifted to Comox Valley Schools

Chek News - Feb 15, 2019

With help from the Comox Valley Schools Song Keepers, students from two local elementary schools sang an Indigenous song that was nine years in the making during a ceremony at GP Vanier Secondary School on Friday.

https://www.cheknews.ca/first-nations-song-gifted-to-comox-valley-schools-535411/

 

 Nipissing University students share treaty knowledge with community

Anishinabek News - Feb 15, 2019

Nipissing University students shared treaty knowledge with the community in a special public lecture held at the North Bay Museum Jan. 30.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/02/15/nipissing-university-students-share-treaty-knowledge-with-community/

  

Police hitting ice roads to visit Matawa youth

TB News - Feb 14, 2019

The goal of Monday's trip is to foster better relationships with students who will be coming to Thunder Bay at some point for high school.

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/police-hitting-ice-roads-to-visit-matawa-youth-1243662

  

‘It’s an exciting time’: Indigenous education forum draws crowd of 400

Global News – Feb 13, 2019

Despite the winter storm, more than 400 Indigenous educators from across the country attended a three-day education summit in Halifax this week.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4957562/indigenous-education-forum/

  

First Nations University of Canada becomes first urban reserve for educational purposes

Global News – Feb 13, 2019

History was made at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina on Wednesday, as a ceremonial signing marked the first urban reserve in the country negotiated for educational purposes.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4958633/first-nations-university-of-canada-urban-reserve-educational-purposes/