March 11, 2020 - Lakehead research project aims to take the fear out of math

March 11, 2020

Goal is to make mathematics more meaningful through culturally responsive education; Researcher working with Indigenous communities including Rama

https://www.orilliamatters.com/local-news/lakehead-research-project-aims-to-take-the-fear-out-of-math-2151448 

 

Indigenous firm contributes VR headsets to Skills Ontario

March 11, 2020

Skills Ontario has partnered with Origin, an Indigenous firm based in northern Ontario, to offer youths virtual reality insights into the skilled trades and careers in technology.

https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2020/03/indigenous-firm-contributes-vr-headsets-to-skills-ontario

 

Assiginack Public Library Feature

March 11, 2020

We are all one energy, one soul, one song and one drum,” is a quote from the late Canadian Indigenous author Richard Wagamese, a First Nation writer from Northwestern Ontario who is considered one of Canada’s leading authors and storytellers.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/assiginack-public-library-feature-44/

 

Business schools aim to fill gap in Indigenous relations

March 9, 2020

When Bob Joseph began working in Indigenous relations 25 years ago, the federal government’s?advice to businesses?for consulting with Indigenous communities?went as follows: Send a letter. Wait 30 days. No response, proceed with permitting.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/business-education/article-business-schools-aim-to-fill-gap-in-indigenous-relations/

 

Laurentian professor releases history e-book with local, Indigenous perspective

March 9, 2020

Susan Manitowabi says book will also be source for people starting their own text books

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ebook-textbook-laurentian-1.5490913

 

Here's why this Indigenous educator thinks a local outdoor program could be 'a first step to healing'

March 9, 2020

Students now learning Indigenous traditions at John R. Park heritage homestead

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/here-s-why-this-indigenous-educator-thinks-a-local-outdoor-program-could-be-a-first-step-to-healing-1.5489083

 

Nipissing First Nation youth intern goes to Peru

March 10, 2020

Nipissing First Nation youth Summer Fisher was accepted into an International Aboriginal Youth Internship with World Canada Youth, to go volunteer in a community for four months.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/10/nipissing-first-nation-youth-intern-goes-to-peru/

 

Celebrating Indigenous women who are reclaiming and revitalizating their languages

March 8, 2020

'When you learn your language, you’re learning the world view of your ancestors'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/women-indigenous-languages-1.5488482

 

Lakehead study aims to reduce childhood stress, boost learning

March 8, 2020

Lakehead will be working with six First Nations schools 'to empower northern educators and communities to support their children with culturally relevant practices'

https://www.orilliamatters.com/local-news/lakehead-study-aims-to-reduce-childhood-stress-boost-learning-2145377

 

Living Languages looks at how Indigenous languages are being revitalized in northern Ontario

March 5, 2020

CBC Sudbury’s afternoon show Up North highlights Indigenous languages

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/up-north-living-languages-celebrates-united-nations-international-year-of-indigenous-languages-1.5485087

 

'Oji-Cree is a unique, special language,' says Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa

March 5, 2020

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa proud to offer Oji-Cree greetings in the Legislature

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/living-languages-mpp-sol-mamakwa-oji-cree-1.5485247

 

Sioux Lookout, Ont. dwelling for Indigenous students celebrates success

March 6, 2020

The 20 students living in the buildings passed 83 of 84 courses last semester.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/sioux-lookout-student-dwelling-success-1.5487349

 

Academics say Indigenous perspectives still lacking in Canadian STEM studies

March 6, 2020

In order to learn about how Canada’s Indigenous astronomers see the skies, Caroline Ormrod had to look overseas.

https://ottawacitizen.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/academics-say-indigenous-perspectives-still-lacking-in-canadian-stem-studies/wcm/72fd5d34-c305-4b66-ac2a-96b3021ed665

 

Waubetek, Laurentian sign agreement for Indigenous mining centre

March 5, 2020

Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Minerals Development to foster relationships between Indigenous communities and mining companies

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/aboriginal-businesses/waubetek-laurentian-sign-agreement-for-indigenous-mining-centre-2135110

 

Shingwauk centre wins international award

March 5, 2020

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre was named best cultural organization by Leading Culture Destinations Awards.

https://www.saultstar.com/news/local-news/shingwauk-centre-wins-international-award

 

Laurier celebrates ninth annual Indigenous Education Week

March 4, 2020

Mar. 2 marked the beginning of Wilfrid Laurier University’s ninth annual Indigenous Education Week, a time devoted to recognizing the many contributions that Indigenous people bring to education and sharing Indigenous knowledge.

https://thecord.ca/laurier-celebrates-ninth-annual-indigenous-education-week/

 

Ideafest event explores how language gives voice to identity

March 4, 2020

Indigenous languages are the best way to learn about Canada and the people who first called the country home, say UVic Indigenous language specialists.

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/ideafest-event-explores-how-language-gives-voice-to-identity-1.24089897

 

Sex, race and discrimination: U of T researcher's book applies an intersectional lens to the Indian Act

March 2, 2020

For decades, Martin Cannon had wanted to write a book that seeks to better understand the Indian Act’s effect on both Indigenous women and men “with an eye toward restoring gender balance and complementarity.”

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/sex-race-and-discrimination-u-t-researcher-s-book-applies-intersectional-lens-indian-act

 

Ontario Increases Support for Indigenous Postsecondary Education

March 1, 2020

“Indigenous Institutes are a critical part of our public education system because they provide a culturally holistic learning environment that prepares learners for success in the workforce,” says Minister Romano.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2020/02/29/ontario-increases-support-for-indigenous-postsecondary-education/

 

New apprenticeship opportunities for local students

March 1, 2020

Dryden High School’s Kitah Berens is one of the first in the region to finish a new unique apprenticeship program.

https://drydennow.com/local/new-apprenticeship-opportunities-for-local-students

 

Indigenous students from Cape Breton use animation to bring Mi'kmaw books to life

February 29, 2020

'Our culture is dying and I want to be one of the youth who ... puts in the effort to bring it back to life'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/animation-nation-indigenous-students-membertou-mi-kmaw-books-1.5480719

Five prize-nominated authors point out the best of Canadian non-fiction

February 28, 2020

It will be both a celebration of books and a celebration of what has been.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2020/02/28/five-prize-nominated-authors-point-out-the-best-of-canadian-non-fiction.html

 

Sault College presents Visiting Artist Series concert

February 28, 2020

Sault College, along with Sault College Indigenous Studies, is proud to present Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter and arts advocate Ansley Simpson in concert.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/28/sault-college-presents-visiting-artist-series-concert/

 

Education minister concerned about suspension numbers at Hants East Rural High

February 28, 2020

Zach Churchill says department investigating concerns Indigenous students disproportionately disciplined

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hants-east-indigenous-suspensions-education-minister-reaction-1.5479002

 

Students draw five-dollar bills with Indigenous heroes to submit for redesign nominations

February 28, 2020

In learning about First Nations culture and history in her Grade 7 class, Anya Kroeker discovered Oji-Cree artist Jackson Beardy, whose paintings feature the interdependence of humans and nature.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/students-draw-5-bills-with-indigenous-heroes-to-submit-for-redesign-nominations

 

Elders and youth take in hide preparation teachings from traditional moose hide tanner

February 27, 2020

A Fort William youth was among a group of people who learned how to create moose bone scraping tools and how to prepare hides during a six-day workshop in Fort William.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/02/27/elders-and-youth-take-in-hide-preparation-teachings-from-traditional-moose-hide-tanner/

 

Buffy Sainte-Marie announces debut children's book

February 26, 2020

Hey Little Rockabye tells a story about pet adoption and animal rescue

https://www.cbc.ca/music/buffy-sainte-marie-announces-debut-children-s-book-1.5476489

 

U of R blasted as 'shameful,' lacking accountability to Indigenous student body at impromptu round dance

February 26, 2020

'George Elliott Clarke is not the victim,' says student Tracie Leost

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/u-of-r-blasted-round-dance-1.5477405

 

Program introduces skilled trades to Sudbury students

February 25, 2020

Skills Ontario is hosting two events this week to introduce underrepresented Sudbury youth to careers in the skilled trades.

https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/program-introduces-skilled-trades-to-sudbury-students