March 2, 2021 - Online, in-person town hall set for Wednesday to oppose cuts at Laurentian U

Sudbury NDP MPP Jamie West is hosting a town hall Wednesday to voice opposition to expected program and staffing cuts at Laurentian University.

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/online-in-person-town-hall-set-for-wednesday-to-oppose-cuts-at-laurentian-university-1.5330490

 

Cyberattack stalls report cards in Huron-Perth schools

March 2, 2021

Parents in Huron and Perth counties attempting to access their children’s electronic report cards are being being met with a blank screen.

https://london.ctvnews.ca/cyberattack-stalls-report-cards-in-huron-perth-schools-1.5329874

 

Nipissing FN votes to ratify new governance agreement

March 2, 2021

Nipissing First Nation residents have voted to adopt the proposed Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. The agreement, which aims to give its signatories greater control over citizenship, elections, language and culture, and management and operations, received the support of a majority of voters following a nearly month-long voting process.

https://www.midnorthmonitor.com/news/nipissing-fn-votes-to-ratify-new-governance-agreement/wcm/8ef053df-bbb8-4108-af3d-eb1186e6abe6

 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $250K to Indigenous mentorship program

March 2, 2021

Celebrities Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are donating $250,000 to help launch a Canadian mentorship program for Indigenous post-secondary students, the program's chairperson announced on Tuesday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/livey-reynolds-donation-influence-1.5933295

 

Internationally renowned leader George Manuel’s legacy should be taught in school says family

March 2, 2021

He helped form the National Indian Brotherhood and was the founding president of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was instrumental in the creation of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was nominated for three Nobel Peace Prizes. But you won’t see George Manuel’s name in any high school text book.

https://www.aptnnews.ca/facetoface/internationally-renowned-leader-george-manuels-legacy-should-be-taught-in-school-says-family/

 

Eden Robinson on closing the book on 'Trickster'

March 2, 2021

For author Eden Robinson, saying goodbye to the "Trickster" trilogy feels like a "mutual breakup." As "Return of the Trickster" hit shelves Tuesday, Robinson, who is from the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations, said the culmination of her coming-of-age tale about a young Indigenous man grappling with his magical family history has created a conscious void.

https://www.insidehalton.com/whatson-story/10342304-eden-robinson-on-closing-the-book-on-trickster-/

 

Education needed to address stigma of long hair, Mi'kmaq hereditary chief says

March 2, 2021

Danny Paul of Membertou First Nation has been wearing his hair long for 50 years. He remembers that at the Indian Day School he attended in Membertou as a child, he was forced to keep his hair short.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/education-needed-address-stigma-long-201137583.html

 

New Education Partnerships and Opportunities at Ontario’s Indigenous Institutes

March 1, 2021

With 2021 well underway, the IIC and its Indigenous Institute member have been making advances for post-secondary Indigenous education. One of the biggest announcements came at the start of the year when the Government of…

https://iicontario.ca/news/new-education-partnerships-and-opportunities-at-ontarios-indigenous-institutes/

 

New First Nation campaign to promote skilled trades as first-choice careers underway

Feb 26, 2021

First Nations students will soon be seeing and hearing familiar faces and voices when they go looking for what they want to do or become after high school— but maybe not the faces and voices post-secondary opportunity-seekers have often seen before.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/02/26/new-first-nation-campaign-to-promote-skilled-trades-as-first-choice-careers-underway/

 

Nipissing University launches new video series promoting Indigenous knowledge sharing

February 22, 2021

Nipissing University is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series focused on Indigenous knowledge sharing. 

https://www.nipissingu.ca/news/2021/nipissing-university-launches-new-video-series-promoting-indigenous-knowledge-sharing