March 27, 2020 - CHIEFS OF ONTARIO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

March 27, 2020

Find Our Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Here

https://chiefsofontario.wordpress.com/  

 

Student-led campaign at Cambrian College to create awareness and safe space for two-spirit people

March 25, 2020

When Leisha Neuman cut their hair a couple of years ago, they finally felt normal and realized who they were meant to be.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/25/student-led-campaign-at-cambrian-college-to-create-awareness-and-safe-space-for-two-spirit-people/

 

'We are part of a transformation' Lakehead University offers land-based learning

March 25, 2020

Pilot program between Biittigong Nishnaabeg and the university takes students on the land to learn

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/land-based-learn-wild-rice-lakehead-biitigong-1.5500171

 

Manitoulin robotics teams compete at FIRST Ontario district event

March 25, 2020

The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) and Wikwemikong High School (WHS) FIRST Robotics teams both competed at the Georgian College competition in Barrie earlier this month, with the WHS team First Nations STEM 5672 making it as far as the quarter finals and the MSS Manitoulin Metal 6865 team earning a prestigious judge’s award at the event.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/manitoulin-robotics-teams-compete-at-first-ontario-district-event/

 

Land-based learning bringing traditional knowledge and skills to school curriculum

March 24, 2020

Taking students on the land to learn traditional skills

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/lakehead-university-biitigong-nishnaabeg-land-based-learning-wild-rice-harvesting-1.5494931

 

Collège Boréal to become hub for research projects and initiatives

March 23, 2020

Postsecondary institution inaugurates Research & Innovation Boréal

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/regional-news/sudbury/college-boreal-to-become-hub-for-research-projects-and-initiatives-2190693

 

Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library

March 22, 2020

There are over 4,000 titles available to stream for free including an online Indigenous collection

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/nfb-indigenous-cinema-free-self-isloating-1.5504434

 

Margaret Atwood, Waubgeshig Rice and Daniel Kalla share their pandemic reading lists

March 21, 2020

Canadian authors turn to history, escapism and Indigenous stories during period of social isolation

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5502954/margaret-atwood-waubgeshig-rice-and-daniel-kalla-share-their-pandemic-reading-lists-1.5502962

 

‘Indigenous communities have a different approach to business,’ says Lakehead University student

March 20, 2020

Lakehead University’s Mar. 4 Business and Reconciliation: Educate, Reflect, Act panel discussion included a focus on how Indigenous businesses have evolved over the years.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/20/indigenous-communities-have-a-different-approach-to-business-says-lakehead-university-student/

 

Successes of Oshki Wenjack program designed to improve school success of young Indigenous students outlined in recent report

March 20, 2020

The successes of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win The Wenjack Education Institute’s Indigenous Early Childhood Education Professional Development Program were outlined during the release of the Final Summative Research Report on Mar. 5 in Thunder Bay.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/20/successes-of-oshki-wenjack-program-designed-to-improve-school-success-of-young-indigenous-students-outlined-in-recent-report/

 

Isaac Murdoch releases first book in new series

March 19, 2020

Preserving Anishinaabemowin and traditional knowledge is an important responsibility that Isaac Murdoch has taken on. His Ojibwe name is Manzinapkinegego’anaabe/Bombgiizhik and he is from the Fish Clan and Serpent River First Nation.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/19/isaac-murdoch-releases-first-book-in-new-series/

 

Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online amid school closures

March 18, 2020

Group started taking turns teaching through Facebook on Tuesday

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-online-school-lessons-1.5501050

 

Wondering what to do with your kids while they're out of school? Here are some ideas

March 18, 2020

There are many more options than handing them the iPad

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-parents-homeschool-covid19-1.5500949

 

Indigenous youth connect through Shki Mii-Kaanhs cultural retreat

March 18, 2020

Family is a single word with many different meanings. Over this past Family Day weekend, a group of Indigenous youth left the Shki Mii-Kaanhs (New Path) Young Adult Cultural Leadership Retreat carrying with them a new meaning of the word family.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/18/indigenous-youth-connect-through-shki-mii-kaanhs-cultural-retreat/

 

Interest sparked in Indigenous languages ‘like a hot July fire on the prairies’ says Cree host

March 18, 2020

His face, voice and clothing have all become synonymous with Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN.

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/17/interest-sparked-in-indigenous-languages-like-a-hot-july-fire-on-the-prairies-says-cree-host/

 

Matawa Education Authority Extends March Break Closure to April 5, 2020

March 16, 2020

On Friday, March 13 2020 the Matawa Education Authority, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the Matawa Education and Care Centre (MECC) as the 2020 March Break approaches.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2020/03/13/matawa-education-authority-extends-march-break-closure-to-april-5-2020/

 

NWO First Nations launch program to train water plant operators

March 16, 2020

Bimose Tribal Council has teamed up with the charity Water First

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/bimose-tribal-council-water-training-1.5497358

 

Book review: This Place: 150 Years Retold

March 16, 2020

This Place: 150 Years Retold graphic anthology of timeless stories of Indigenous resistance and renewal in the face of Canadian colonialism.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/16/book-review-this-place-150-years-retold/

 

New program hopes to give Indigenous youth the skills to become future leaders

March 16, 2020

‘I'm excited to share everything I learned from this with my community,’ says Sandie Germain

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/stanley-vollant-youth-ambassadors-program-1.5492888