Drummond Central School will become a centre for Indigenous education for one day this spring, capping off several initiatives for students to learn about Canada’s first peoples.
Notice Program spells out options on IAP and ADR Records: My Records, My Choice
Netnewsledger – January 15, 2019
The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to the records from their claims.
Indigenous vocational students take on building unique pop-up restaurant at The Forks
CBC – January 15, 2019
A group of Indigenous vocational students got to add to their resume this week, helping to put together a unique pop-up restaurant on the river ice at The Forks in Winnipeg.
Repatriation of residential school art extends across Canada
UVIC News – January 15, 2019
In an ongoing effort toward reconciliation, Andrea Walsh, visual anthropologist and one of UVic’s Engaged Scholars, has been on a decade-long journey to repatriate residential school art work. Her community-based research project began in 2008 with a gift to UVic of 700 children’s paintings created during the years 1958-60 when artist Robert Aller volunteered to teach weekly art classes at the Alberni Indian Residential School.
Indigenous film series showcasing in Sudbury
Anishinabek News – January 15, 2019 .
The N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre will be presenting a film series titled Urban. Indigenous. Proud on Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre in Sudbury, Ont.
“This film screening is a great opportunity to showcase not only Indigenous film makers but also Indigenous realities within Friendship Centre communities,” states Kelly-Lee Assinewe, N’Swakamok Alternative School Coordinator.
Shaping our shared future
My Kawartha News – January 14, 2019
Connections to our Indigenous communities are more essential than ever. While some work has been done, we have an opportunity, and indeed an obligation, to create opportunities for Indigenous students, and improve programming and support services.
Ottawa allocates funding grants to bolster Indigenous research projects
The Globe and Mail – January 13, 2019
For Melissa Arcand, Indigenous agriculture is a matter of family heritage.
Long before she was a scientist, she grew up on her father’s farm, part of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, in a community where her grandparents also farmed and raised turkeys.
New Book Shares Stories of Peterborough Indigenous Burial Site
The Peterborough Examiner – January 13, 2019
The Peterborough chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society presents “The Ancestors Speak: Stories from the Brock Street Site” on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in room 102, The Gathering Space, at Gzowski College, Trent University.
My Dreams for Indigenous Education in Canada
The Tyee – January 12, 2019
Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem has a PhD in Education. She has held teaching positions in North Vancouver and Chilliwack school districts and was the former director of the First Nations House of Learning, associate dean for Indigenous education and director of NITEP (UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program) at the University of British Columbia.