January 29, 2020 - Birch Island expands Shawanosowe School to accommodate daycare, innovation centre

January 29, 2020

Visions and dreams of a unified, central community hub in Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) edged closer to reality on Friday, January 24, with the official grand opening of a state-of-the-art daycare centre built onto the Shawanosowe (K-6) School.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/birch-island-expands-shawanosowe-school-to-accommodate-daycare-innovation-centre/

 

University of Waterloo's Indigenous Student Association to hold leadership symposium

January 29, 2020

"I would say there are some significant differences between, let's say, indigenous leadership and what I would call a western style of leadership," Cara Loft, masters student and full-time program coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/youth-indigenous-leadership-symposium-waterloo-1.5443207

 

New Seven Oaks elementary school may get renamed in spirit of reconciliation

January 28, 2020

“The Indigenous community is a significant part of our community. There’s a significant history with the Indigenous community in Seven Oaks as there is throughout Manitoba and Winnipeg.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6472373/seven-oaks-school-board-reconciliation/

 

Students stage walkout in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation

January 27, 2020

Hundreds of high school and university students in Vancouver staged a walkout from classes on Monday morning to show support for the Wet'suwet'en Nation. The organizers estimate about 600 people participated in the walkout to show their support for the hereditary chiefs who oppose Coastal GasLink's 670-kilometre pipeline project being built from B.C.'s northeast to Kitimat.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/students-stage-walkout-in-support-of-wet-suwet-en-nation-1.4785935

 

A library revamp for reconciliation

January 27, 2020

For some, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada begins with a book club. The Negahneewin Reading Series, a monthly literary circle at Confederation College, brings faculty and others together to read about and discuss Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people.

https://www.macleans.ca/education/college/a-library-revamp-for-reconciliation/

 

'There's no quick fix': Advice for teachers struggling to properly integrate Indigenous content into classes

January 26, 2020

When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released their Calls to Action in 2015, many of them addressed education. More than three years later, school boards, divisions and administrators are still trying to implement more Indigenous outcomes within their curricula.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/they-don-t-know-what-they-don-t-know-teachers-reach-out-for-tips-on-integrating-indigenous-content-1.4990312/there-s-no-quick-fix-advice-for-teachers-struggling-to-properly-integrate-indigenous-content-into-classes-1.4990390

 

Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science

January 26, 2020

An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization.

"We really believe that language is an essential part of culture and any way that we can help kind of promote local languages, the better," said Pauline Gerrard.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/ela-ojibway-mercuiry-lakes-video-1.5440308

 

A London program that turns Indigenous women into warriors needs a financial lifeline

January 24, 2020

The program at London's Nokee Kwe Native Education Centre has been turning wall flowers into warriors since 2016. The seven-week course teaches women to overcome trauma, find self-confidence, get an education and embark upon a career to take control of their lives.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-ontario-positive-voice-women-1.5437838

 

Three generations of influential Indigenous women writers to speak at annual UCalgary literary event

January 24, 2020

Three generations of acclaimed, groundbreaking Indigenous women writers are coming to the University of Calgary on Friday, Feb. 28, to read from their respective works and take part in a sure-to-be spirited panel discussion.

https://news.ucalgary.ca/news/three-generations-influential-indigenous-women-writers-speak-annual-ucalgary-literary-event