January 23, 2020

First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES) call for proposals

January 23, 2020

2020-2021 First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES) call for proposals is now open. The FNIYES proposals are due February 20, 2020.

http://education.chiefs-of-ontario.org/-first-nations-and-inuit-youth

 

Sudbury's Cambrian College offers new program with an Indigenous specialization
January 23, 2020
Cambrian College in Sudbury is offering a new program this September that combines Indigenous programming with core academic courses. The one-year General Arts and Science — Indigenous Specialization certificate program will also give students the opportunity to take Indigenous language courses in Ojibway and Cree.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/cambrian-college-general-arts-and-science-indigenous-specialization-certificate-program-1.5436711

 

For Indigenous Authors, Cutting Shakespeare from Class Is About Balance

January 23, 2020

Ottawa Catholic School Board is revitalizing its Grade 11 English curriculum by swapping out the old reading list—saturated with white authors like Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Margaret Atwood—with Indigenous literature from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Tanya Talaga, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Richard Wagamese.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/akwenz/these-are-dated-books-indigenous-authors-on-swapping-out-shakespeare

 

Wolastoqi woman releases first children's book, plans for Indigenous-language versions

January 23, 2020

It took Gail Francis of Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) years to turn an idea into her first children's book. But all that work comes to fruition when she releases Moonbeam on Monday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/aunt-and-niece-release-first-self-published-childrens-book-1.5436650

 

Over the past five years, the Following Their Voices initiative has been successful in improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student credit attainment and grad rates.

January 21, 2020

The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraged by the positive results it is seeing at the 34 Saskatchewan schools that are participating in initiative.

https://www.weyburnreview.com/news/local-news/following-their-voices-improves-graduation-rates-and-credit-attainment-for-first-nations-m%C3%A9tis-and-1.24057592

 

Thunder Bay Public Library praised by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

January 20, 2020

The lieutenant governor of Ontario has praised the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) for its work in combating racism and colonialism in the city.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-library-lg-praise-1.5433704

 

New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers

January 19, 2020

More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/new-cree-language-app-targets-students-teachers-newcomers-1.5431350

 

Grade 11 students in Ottawa are ditching Shakespeare for Canada's Indigenous authors

January 17, 2020

Grade 11 English students at the Ottawa Catholic School Board are ditching Shakespeare and Margaret Atwood in favour of studying literature by Indigenous authors like Richard Wagamese and Tanya Talaga.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/grade-11-students-in-ottawa-are-ditching-shakespeare-for-canadas-indigenous-authors

 

‘True reconciliation’ happening in Huron-Superior schools, says Indigenous Education Lead
January 16, 2020
Mona Jones, Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (H-SCDSB) Indigenous Education Lead, is encouraged with the role Indigenous elders have been playing in many of the board’s schools. Jones, of Garden River First Nation, presented Huron-Superior administrators and trustees with a review of an in-school program involving Indigenous elders, with a preview of what’s ahead, at Wednesday’s regular board meeting.
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/true-reconciliation-happening-in-huron-superior-schools-says-indigenous-education-lead-2024587

 

Confederation College in northwestern Ontario launches new tool aimed at eliminating systemic racism

January 16, 2020

Staff at Confederation College in Thunder Bay and across northwestern Ontario are taking a closer look at the school's operations to ensure they're built on equity and inclusion. The college launched its Diversity, Equity and Indigenous Lens on Wednesday, a document that serves as an assessment tool, which offers guidance for including Indigenous perspectives.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/confederation-college-equity-lens-1.5428247

 

60% of CBE's grade 12 Indigenous students didn't graduate on time in 2018-19

January 14, 2020

The CBE graduation rate for Indigenous students is below the provincial average

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/indigenous-students-cbe-graduation-rate-1.5426801

 

Public high schools struggling to ensure Indigenous students graduate

January 14, 2020

Despite the support of up to 34 “Indigenous learning leaders” in public schools, Indigenous students are still struggling to finish high school in a timely fashion, with fewer than half finishing in four years or less.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/public-high-schools-struggling-to-ensure-indigenous-students-graduate

 

'A teaching in itself': New mural at Banting Secondary School an homage to solidarity

January 14, 2020

Students were asked what Indigeneity meant to them. Then, they pieced their answers together on canvas

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-banting-secondary-school-mural-1.5425698

 

Review of Sask. curriculum and high school grad requirements getting underway this week

January 13, 2020

Committee will have three years to come up with recommendations

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-curriculum-review-underway-1.5425563

 

Mi'kmaq First Nation leading project to increase cultural content in classrooms

January 13, 2020

Qalipu Band looking to add more Indigenous art and language to schools

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/indigenous-content-curriculum-1.5423885

 

Sheshegwaning First Nation seeks to construct new school building

January 10, 2020

The community of Sheshegwaning First Nation has not only outgrown its administration building, but the number of children in the community has also outgrown the existing school.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/sheshegwaning-first-nation-seeks-to-construct-new-school-building/

 

Former Balfour Collegiate teacher lauds benefits of land-based education

January 9, 2020

City planners should create more urban spaces for students to interact with, First Nations lecturer says

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/former-balfour-collegiate-teacher-lauds-land-based-learning-1.5420882

 

Community collaboration key to student’s success

January 9, 2020

Beth Simmons is a testament to how easy access to education can get you closer to realizing your dreams. Her dream is to open her own hair salon.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/01/08/community-collaboration-key-to-students-success/