October 30, 2019 - Mandatory Grade 11 English course only teaches Indigenous books

October 30, 2019

By 2020, all literature taught in mandatory Grade 11 English course will be written by Indigenous authors.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/indigenous-school-english-gecdsb-high-school-students-1.5338115

 

There's a bunch of cops at Algoma University these days. Here's why

October 29, 2019

Rogers says the expanded partnership between the police service and the university that began last year with the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish Shifting Indigenous Frontline Tactics (SHIFT) for city police staff.

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/theres-a-bunch-of-cops-at-algoma-university-these-days-heres-why-1776157

 

'Kwe' Ni'n Teluisi': Learning Mi'kmaq online from the Native Council of P.E.I.

October 30, 2019

Starr Bennett says it's important for the Mi'kmaq people to use their own language, even if it is just one word.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-mikmaq-language-videos-1.5339787

 

Federally run Six Nations school has a bullying problem that's gone unaddressed for years, parents say

October 28, 2019

Indigenous Services Canada faces human rights complaint over alleged failure to deal with the issue

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/six-nations-school-bullying-1.5334010

 

Goodbye F. Scott Fitzgerald, hello Rita Joe: Thunder Bay’s schools bring Indigenous stories into classes

October 28, 2019

In a city facing tough questions about racism and reconciliation, educators hope new authors in the curriculum can offer different answers

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-goodbye-great-gatsby-hello-rita-joe-thunder-bays-schools-bring/

 

'Not everyone is the same': Can-Am centre's Indige-Know aims to bridge gaps about Indigenous cultures

October 29, 2019

'We have different cultures within our cultures and we're hoping to just introduce ourselves,' says organizer

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/indige-know-event-bridges-indigenous-gaps-1.5338615

 

Hundreds of Ontario public high school teachers laid off, so far

October 28, 2019

Doug Ford promised no workers would be laid off in the province. So why are hundreds of teachers losing their jobs? The numbers are still coming in.

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9666235-hundreds-of-ontario-public-high-school-teachers-laid-off-so-far/

 

Indigenous students' haunted house spooky enough to scare Ellen's producer? They think so

October 29, 2019

Sunchild First Nation School invites Ellen DeGeneres producer Andy Lassner to visit their haunted house

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/sunchild-first-nation-haunted-house-1.5338754

 

Margaret Atwood donating Booker Prize winnings to Indspire to support education of Indigenous students

October 25, 2019

After Margaret Atwood's The Testaments co-won the 2019 Booker Prize with Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, the Toronto author announced that she will be donating her half of the winnings, £25,000 ($42,390 Cdn), to the organization Indspire.

https://www.cbc.ca/books/margaret-atwood-donating-booker-prize-winnings-to-indspire-to-support-education-of-indigenous-students-1.5335009

 

Mother Earth graces lawn at University of Ottawa

October 27, 2019

2.5-metre-tall sculpture a nod to Indigenous culture on campus.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/mother-earth-indigenous-sculpture-univesity-of-ottawa-1.5331931

 

Former Halifax poet laureate publishes companion book to famed Rita Joe poem

October 28, 2019

'I hope non-Indigenous people can read this and see how important cultural reclamation is to people like me'.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/former-halifax-poet-laureate-publishes-companion-book-to-famed-rita-joe-poem-1.5337296

 

N.W.T. elementary students compose music about colonialism

October 27, 2019

'It's hard not to feel something' says Darkspark co-founder.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/weledeh-school-darkspark-1.5336607

 

Muslim youth educated about reconciliation on heels of London, Ontario school tensions

October 24, 2019

Earlier this month, Saunders Secondary School in London, Ont., found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons after videos online showed an Indigenous student and one of Middle Eastern descent fighting.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/10/24/muslim-youth-educated-about-reconciliation-on-heels-of-london-ontario-school-tensions/

 

ISWO: Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Launches Online Portal to Support Journey of Self Discovery

October 24, 2019

Innovative program builds leadership capacity, through the reconnection of youth to who they are as Indigenous Peoples.

http://nationtalk.ca/story/iswo-standing-bear-indigenous-youth-leadership-program-launches-online-portal-to-support-journey-of-self-discovery

 

Elementary teachers union calls for conciliation in contract talks

October 25, 2019

Ontario elementary school teachers have requested a conciliation officer be part of contract talks with the province of Ontario.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/elementary-teachers-union-calls-for-conciliation-in-contract-talks/

 

Indigenous teens at Port Perry High School get a space all their own

October 24, 2019

'Their emotional and mental well-being is as important as their academic well-being'

https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9652804-indigenous-teens-at-port-perry-high-school-get-a-space-all-their-own/

 

Online portal helps Indigenous youth make a connection

October 23, 2019

Wallaceburg District Secondary School has partnered with an Ontario-wide program to help Indigenous students develop leadership skills in an area that interests them and that represents their traditional culture.

https://www.wallaceburgcourierpress.com/news/local-news/online-portal-helps-indigenous-youth-make-a-connection

 

A letter to teachers on treaty education

October 23, 2019

Dear Fellow Educators, Treaty Education week is fast approaching.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/10/24/a-letter-to-teachers-on-treaty-education/

 

Opening an eye to Indigenous knowledge in forestry education

October 23, 2019

UNB hosting elders, knowledge keepers, forestry professionals for two-day conference

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/indigenous-knowledge-forestry-education-1.5332190

Finding a 'shared history': Helping others adjust as only local Indigenous Scholar at UWindsor

October 18, 2019

'It taught me to learn to respect people for who they were' says Indigenous scholar.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/indigenous-scholar-series-sandra-muse-1.5325771

 

Cindy Blackstock to receive honour from Sudbury's Laurentian University

October 20, 2019

'Gitxsan trailblazer,' champion of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children to be awarded Doctorate of Laws

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/laurentian-university-cindy-blackstock-1.5327067

 

Students protest education cuts at MPP's office

October 17, 2019

Larger class sizes and slashing programs, including Indigenous based ones, at the heart of Thursday's walk-out.

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/students-protest-education-cuts-at-mpps-office-1753602