June 25, 2019 - Building bridges in remote community

June 25, 2019

A student and two teachers from St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville travelled with other students and staff from across the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario to Sandy Lake First Nation earlier this month.

https://www.recorder.ca/news/local-news/building-bridges-in-remote-community

 

'This program has saved me': Indigenous students concerned about changes to CBE program

June 25, 2019

The Calgary Board of Education is shifting the focus of its Indigenous support away from high school students and to the elementary and middle school levels.

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/this-program-has-saved-me-indigenous-students-concerned-about-changes-to-cbe-program-1.4482665

 

Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) Graduation

June 25, 2019

Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) will host a 6th graduation ceremony this week at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation.

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/kiikenomaga-kikenjigewen-employment-training-services-kkets-graduation-net-newsledger/

 

Onion Lake Cree Nation celebrates start of construction of a new high school with sod turning ceremony

June 25, 2019

An essential component of a student's education is having a safe and healthy place in which to learn. The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations communities to build school facilities that help improve educational outcomes and foster pride and cultural identity for First Nations students.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/onion-lake-cree-nation-celebrates-start-of-construction-of-a-new-high-school-with-sod-turning-ceremony-875425281.html

 

Red Rock Indian Band PhD student awarded prestigious scholarship

June 25, 2019

Lakehead University researcher and PhD student Holly Prince, a Red Rock Indian Band citizen, is excited about being awarded one of 20 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (PETF) Doctoral Scholarships.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/06/25/red-rock-indian-band-phd-student-awarded-prestigious-scholarship/

 

Rio Tinto renews partnership with Indspire to support Indigenous students

June 20, 2019

Rio Tinto is pleased to announce that it is renewing its partnership with Indspire, Canada's leading Indigenous charity that primarily provides bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education or training.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/rio-tinto-renews-partnership-with-indspire-to-support-indigenous-students-881018925.html

 

Yukon 'on the right track' to improving education system, minister says

June 20, 2019

'The audit confirms the concerns that our government has had,' said education minister Tracy-Anne McPhee

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-education-ag-report-reaction-1.5182319

 

Former Indigenous hockey star receives honorary doctorate

June 20, 2019

Though he left school after Grade 8, Reggie Leach now has one of the highest honours that can be granted by a post-secondary institution.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/06/20/former-indigenous-hockey-star-receives-honorary-doctorate/

 

Meet the 9-year-old who's learning 5 different languages, including Mohawk and Cayuga

June 19, 2019

Kahnawake boy spends his spare time practising languages with elders and apps.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mohawk-kahnawake-boy-indigenous-languages-learning-1.5178379

 

Commitment to reconciliation now included in B.C. teaching standards

June 19, 2019

Applies to educators certified in the province.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/truth-reconciliation-professional-standards-teachers-1.5181933

 

Meet the man who is helping revitalize Mohawk language through memes

June 19, 2019

Sometimes the smallest things can spark learners' interest, says Tehakanere John Henhawk.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mohawk-language-memes-john-henhawk-1.5169484

 

Yukon not meeting needs of Indigenous, rural students, auditor general finds

June 18, 2019

Report says education department hasn't done its homework to understand education gaps.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-education-auditor-general-report-1.5180427

 

Indigenous grad rate highest ever in B.C. but education gaps remain

June 18, 2019

70% of Indigenous students achieved Grade 12 graduation in 2017-18 compared to 86% of non-Indigenous students.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-grad-rate-highest-ever-in-b-c-but-education-gaps-remain-1.5180598

 

Canadian Ranger Travels Thousands of Kilometres to Earn Degree

June 17, 2019

A Canadian Ranger from a remote community in the Far North of Ontario has travelled thousands of kilometres to attend university classes and earn a degree.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/06/17/canadian-ranger-travels-thousands-of-kilometres-to-earn-degree/