September 10, 2019 - The public library and Indigenous reconciliation

September 10, 2019

A farming suburb north of Toronto seems like an unlikely place to start up a series of Indigenous programming, but the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library took up the call to action in 2018.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/09/public-library-and-indigenous-reconciliation

 

NAN hosts student orientation at Pelican Falls First Nations High School

September 10, 2019

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) helped Pelican Falls First Nations High School (PFFNHS) welcome their students for a new school year by hosting a student orientation on Sept. 5.

http://www.siouxbulletin.com/nan-hosts-student-orientation-at-pelican-falls-first-nations-high-school?id=1620

 

'I can set an example': Indigenous scholar at UWindsor eager to connect students with their roots

September 10, 2019

'I [feel] a little bit lost sometimes, or maybe like someone who isn't authentically Indigenous'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/indigenous-scholar-andrea-sullivan-clarke-1.5277561

 

International students describe threats, intolerance while in Sudbury

September 11, 2019

Laurentian University formed a task force in April after complaints of racism on campus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/diversity-discrimination-international-students-cambrian-laurentian-1.5256577

 

University administrator over child in class

September 10, 2019

Keyaira Gruben never expected that protecting her rights as an Indigenous student at university would lead to an argument in the classroom with the social work program coordinator.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/10/video-shows-argument-between-wolastoqew-student-and-st-thomas-university-administrator-over-child-in-class/

 

'We're just very grateful': District finds new home for Kamloops students after school fire

September 9, 2019

The outpouring of support from our community has been tremendous,' says superintendent

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/district-finds-home-kamloops-students-school-burned-fire-1.5276803

 

'We feel very unappreciated': Sagkeeng First Nation teachers protesting contracts

September 10, 2019

Some Sagkeeng teachers are seeking wage parity with teachers in neighbouring Sunrise School Division

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/sagkeeng-first-nation-teachers-1.5276123

 

‘Feels like a dictatorship’; Contract talks with teachers break down on Sagkeeng First Nation

September 9, 2019

Nearly a dozen teachers weren’t in school on a Manitoba First Nation Monday after contract talks broke down.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/09/feels-like-a-dictatorship-contract-talks-with-teachers-break-down-on-sagkeeng-first-nation/

 

SchoolBOX works with First Nation community on lunch program

September 7, 2019

Wabauskang First Nation members make back to school nourishing with SchoolBOX North Lunch Program

https://millstonenews.com/2019/09/schoolbox-works-with-first-nation-community-on-lunch-program.html

 

Cultural Infrastructure: Investing in Arts and Culture in Ontario

September 7, 2019

Supporting the creation and renovation of cultural spaces is a priority for the Government of Canada, as it helps promote better access to the arts and heritage for everyone.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/cultural-infrastructure-investing-in-arts-and-culture-in-ontario-801297717.html

 

Cuthand: First Nations education has come a long way

September 7, 2019

What was once forbidden now forms the bedrock of our cultural training and life lessons.

https://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/cuthand-first-nations-education-has-come-a-long-way

 

Rainbow board, First Nations sign education service agreement

September 7, 2019

Agreement is in effect for the next three years

https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/rainbow-board-first-nations-sign-education-service-agreement-1679057

 

$2.4 Million in Forestry Job Training for Oshki-Wenjack and Confederation College

September 7, 2019

Confederation College and Oshki-Wenjack will receive $2.4 million dollars in skills training investments to assist in training workers in forestry jobs.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/09/06/2-4-million-in-forestry-job-training-for-oshki-wenjack-and-confederation-college/

 

New $350K funding helps SOGI summit focus on student, Indigenous perspectives

September 7, 2019

$350K funding boost for SOGI supports

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/new-350k-funding-helps-sogi-summit-focus-on-student-indigenous-perspectives-1.4582131

 

Not enough funding to cover all Indigenous language program requests, group says

September 7, 2019

Total cost of project applications 'very much in excess' of available funds

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatchewan-indigenous-language-camps-demand-1.5273521

 

Leaving home: Northern students flock south in pursuit of higher education

September 7, 2019

CBC's Trailbreaker spent the week checking in with students who've moved south for school

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatchewan-indigenous-language-camps-demand-1.5273521

 

Minister Ross Romano Announcement at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win:The Wenjack Education Institute

September 5, 2019

The Wenjack Education Institute is pleased to announce details of its Anishinawbe Forestry Operator Training and Apprenticeship Program. The training institute has accepted its first enrollment of students, currently providing land-based training in the Ogoki Forest.

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/09/05/minister-ross-romano-announcement-at-oshki-pimache-o-winthe-wenjack-education-institute/

 

Robotics, automation programs now available to all Sask. school divisions

September 6, 2019

New courses were piloted last year in 18 school divisions

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-schools-robotics-programs-1.5272457

 

New Indigenous school in Nanaimo makes space for ancestral wisdom

September 5, 2019

Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh is a partnership between the Snuneymux First Nation and the Nanaimo School District

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nanaimo-qwam-qwum-stuwixwulh-school-1.5269535

 

Short-staffed: Nunavut struggles with annual teacher recruitment

September 5, 2019

Schools may be back in session, but Nunavut is still short 56 teachers out of 680 teaching positions.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/05/short-staffed-nunavut-struggles-with-annual-teacher-recruitment/

 

Rainbow District School Board renews education service agreement with partnering First Nations

September 4, 2019

Representatives of Rainbow District School Board and First Nations gathered at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek on Friday, August 30 to celebrate the renewal of the Education Service Agreement.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/rainbow-district-school-board-renews-education-service-agreement-with-partnering-first-nations/

 

Decolonizing the public library

September 3, 2019

Public libraries in Canada now purport to be for the whole public, but for some provinces in Canada this wasn't always the case.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/09/decolonizing-public-library

 

Revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures

September 4, 2019

Tiffany Joseph's ancestry is of the W_SÁNEC people on her mother's side and the S?x_wu7mesh people on her father's side, and she currently lives in Tsartlip First Nation, a bit north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Scott Neigh interviews her about her peoples' history and about her work revitalizing her language and culture, and restoring the land.

http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/talking-radical-radio/2019/09/revitalizing-indigenous-languages-and-cultures

 

Indigenous teens get preview of campus life at university summer camp

September 3, 2019

Free program combining cultural activities and teaching life skills is aimed at boosting Indigenous enrolment

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-teens-get-preview-of-campus-life-at-university-summer-camp-1.5242455

 

Rainbow District School Board renews education service agreement with partnering First Nations

September 4, 2019

Representatives of Rainbow District School Board and First Nations gathered at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek on Friday, August 30 to celebrate the renewal of the Education Service Agreement.

https://www.manitoulin.ca/rainbow-district-school-board-renews-education-service-agreement-with-partnering-first-nations/

 

Rainbow Board and First Nations renew Education Service Agreement

September 1, 2019

Representatives of Rainbow District School Board and First Nations gathered at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek to celebrate the renewal of the Education Service Agreement.

https://www.myespanolanow.com/28611/rainbow-board-and-first-nations-renew-education-service-agreement/

 

Thunder Bay programs ease Indigenous students' fears around move ...

September 3, 2019

Three teenagers in the Oji-Cree community of Neskantaga go for a walk on a sunny day in August, a few weeks before their journey south to Thunder Bay.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-thunder-bay-programs-ease-indigenous-students-fears-around-move-to/

 

Lakehead University law school welcomes new, non-Indigenous dean

September 1, 2019

Lakehead University has a new dean of law.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/08/30/lakehead-university-law-school-welcomes-new-non-indigenous-dean/

 

Trauma-informed classrooms can better support kids in care

September 2, 2019

As teachers return to school, they’re thinking about the students who they’ll be getting to know. In our province, Manitoba, there are some students who are becoming more prominent in the minds of teachers, particularly the students who arrive at school in the care of Child and Family Service agencies.

https://theconversation.com/trauma-informed-classrooms-can-better-support-kids-in-care-122112

 

Postsecondary student unions across Canada join forces in attempt to ...

September 3, 2019

Cat Dunne, vice-president of the University of Western Ontario's students' council. ... “We face the urgency to act to better support Indigenous students in their ...

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-postsecondary-student-unions-across-canada-join-forces-in-attempt-to/

 

A journey of learning and teaching

September 3, 2019

It is only within living memory that Indigenous people have entered and excelled in the halls of higher education. As many Indigenous educators make exceptional strides at the post-secondary level, Kerry Potts exemplifies the trend of this achievement.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/09/03/a-journey-of-learning-and-teaching/

 

OPINION | Stop assimilating: Sask. schools aren't doing enough to offer Indigenous language education

September 3, 2019

'My child, like yours, has the right to be instructed in her first language'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/opinion-sask-schools-not-enough-indigenous-languages-1.5262673

 

Kids need more help dealing with depression, anxiety, say children advocates

September 3, 2019

Self-harm on the rise among Alberta youths, but school program makes difference, AHS says

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/children-mental-health-suicide-depression-self-harm-1.5266603

 

What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

August 30, 2019

While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.

https://theconversation.com/what-does-we-are-all-treaty-people-mean-and-who-speaks-for-indigenous-students-on-campus-119060

 

Education minister tours Polytechnic

August 29, 2019

Ontario’s minister of education was schooled in a unique Indigenous education system Thursday as he toured Six Nations Polytechnic on Elgin Street.

https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/education-minister-tours-polytechnic

 

New UNB program teaches Wabanaki culture to future educators

August 29, 2019

Four-year bachelor of education program is taught in an unconventional classroom far from UNB main campus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unique-classroom-teach-culture-future-educator-1.5264208

 

Feds announce $5 million Indigenous-led innovation centre, creating 500 jobs

August 28, 2019

The City of Toronto has been awarded up to $5 million to put toward the creation of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE).

https://dailyhive.com/toronto/feds-5-million-indigenous-innovation-centre

 

Teachers, students join protest against Alberta curriculum delays

August 28, 2019

New curriculum review panel struck by UCP criticized for its makeup

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-curriculum-protest-1.5263392

 

Amid turmoil, Lakehead University names non-Indigenous law dean

August 28, 2019

The appointment of an Indigenous woman as the first dean of a law school in Canada was supposed to be a watershed moment for Lakehead University.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-amid-turmoil-lakehead-university-names-non-indigenous-law-dean/

 

'Long time coming' as Laurentian University adds Indigenous language to signs

August 27, 2019

Signs around campus now feature English, French and Anishinaabemowin

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/indigenous-language-added-laurentian-1.5261132

 

Emily Carr University hires four Indigenous faculty

August 27, 2019

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has hired four full-time Indigenous faculty members as part of its plan to indigenize the university.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/emily-carr-university-hires-four-indigenous-faculty

 

Indigenous language, culture programs in Quebec receive $8.7 million boost from Canada

August 27, 2019

Over the next two years, Quebec-based Indigenous language and culture programs will receive a $8.7 million boost from the Canadian government, Pablo Rodriguez, minister of Canadian heritage and multiculturalism, announced Monday.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/08/27/indigenous-language-culture-programs-in-quebec-receive-8-7-million-boost-from-canada/

 

Anishinabek Employment Training Services celebrates new partnership and grand opening

August 27, 2019

Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) celebrated the announcement of about $16.9 million in federal funding over 10 years for education, training and other relevant services on Aug. 13 in Thunder Bay.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/08/27/anishinabek-employment-training-services-celebrates-new-partnership-and-grand-opening/

 

Grade 11 English credit in Peterborough area public high schools to focus on Indigenous literature

August 26, 2019

Contemporary Indigenous Voices course tested at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School last year is coming to all Grade 11 Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board classes.

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9567792-grade-11-english-credit-in-peterborough-area-public-high-schools-to-focus-on-indigenous-literature/

 

Vale introduces new scholarships program

August 27, 2019

Initiative part of agreement with Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/mining/vale-introduces-new-scholarships-program-1658064

 

'A sense of pride': Mi'kmaw language lessons at work

August 27, 2019

Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources in Cape Breton has made language training mandatory for staff

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mi-kmaw-language-unama-ki-institute-natural-resources-1.5258056

 

Kluane First Nation chief acclaimed, to prioritize new school

August 26, 2019

Bob Dickson has been acclaimed Kluane First Nation chief for 2nd term

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/kluane-first-nation-chief-acclaimed-1.5260657

Government of Canada partnering with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig to build new discovery centre

August 23, 2019

Indigenous, Métis and non-Indigenous peoples and families in the Baawitigong region in and around Sault Ste. Marie will soon benefit from increased access to economic, skills training and job opportunities, thanks to Government of Canada investments of more than $13.5 million.

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/government-of-canada-partnering-with-shingwauk-kinoomaage-gamig-to-build-new-discovery-centre/

 

Free educational resource helps teachers prevent youth suicide in First Nations

August 25, 2019

It's a tragic statistic that people in Indigenous communities know all too well.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/first-nation-curriculum-1.5257423

 

Changes are promising for Indigenous students in Thunder Bay

August 23, 2019

Before we get into the good news — this column is about how so many are pulling together to welcome First Nations students to Thunder Bay this September — I’m going to borrow some words from Jonathan Rudin, the lawyer for the families of the Seven Fallen Feathers.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/08/23/changes-are-promising-for-indigenous-students-in-thunder-bay.html

 

Recently launched Mobile Training Classroom to expand opportunities for remote Indigenous communities

August 23, 2019

Fort William First Nation’s Noah Ogima and Michael Banning are looking forward to working in the trades once they complete the cement finisher program at LiUNA Local 607 in Thunder Bay.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/08/23/recently-launched-mobile-training-classroom-to-expand-opportunities-for-remote-indigenous-communities/

 

STEAM Academy at Six Nations Polytechnic joins Actua as its 39th Network Member

August 21, 2019

Today, Actua announced Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) STEAM Academy as its newest network member. Based in Brantford, Ontario, SNP STEAM Academy is Actua’s 39th national network member, and 15th in Ontario.

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/steam-academy-at-six-nations-polytechnic-joins-actua-as-its-39th-network-member/

 

Akwesasne student wins OPG award

August 21, 2019

Helping the community of Akwesasne in any way is one of Taylor Day’s life-long priorities.

https://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/2019/08/21/akwesasne-student-wins-opg-award/

 

For the love of language

August 21, 2019

Most of the time we take the language we speak for granted.

https://www.timminspress.com/opinion/columnists/for-the-love-of-language

 

Remembering Irene Kelleher: New book showcases successes, struggles of first woman in B.C. of Indigenous heritage to be awarded a teaching certificate

August 21, 2019

Invisible Generations examines the racial tensions in the Fraser Valley.

https://theprovince.com/entertainment/books/remembering-irene-kelleher-new-book-showcases-successes-struggles-of-first-woman-in-b-c-of-indigenous-heritage-to-be-awarded-a-teaching-certificate/wcm/5d804457-0252-41f3-ae3e-46360c7c9f3d

 

Grand opening of expanded nursing station and funding support for education facilities in Kasabonika Lake First Nation

August 21, 2019

The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to improve health and education outcomes and to address health and education infrastructure needs.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/grand-opening-of-expanded-nursing-station-and-funding-support-for-education-facilities-in-kasabonika-lake-first-nation-869888967.html

 

More filmmaking workshops on the horizon as demand for First Nations film crews increases

August 21, 2019

A recent filmmaking workshop has inspired at least one young student to improve his skills on the way to start a career in film.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/08/21/more-filmmaking-workshops-on-the-horizon-as-demand-for-first-nations-film-crews-increases/

 

How Indigenous students are helping to transform their communities

August 19, 2019

The non-profit organization Indspire helps support Indigenous students. The Agenda in the Summer's Nam Kiwanuka talks to Indspire's CEO and an up-and-coming filmmaker about education and effecting change

https://www.tvo.org/article/how-indigenous-students-are-helping-to-transform-their-communities

 

Anishinaabe teachers among education experts preparing next Teach For Canada teachers

August 19, 2019

Nipissing First Nation’s Bryan Bellefeuille and Red Rock Indian Band’s Cecilia Person enjoyed sharing their knowledge of Indigenous mathematics and Anishinaabemowin at the Teach For Canada Summer Enrichment Program in Thunder Bay.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/08/19/anishinaabe-teachers-among-education-experts-preparing-next-teach-for-canada-teachers/

 

Mohawk College announces 2019 Alumni of Distinction honourees

August 16, 2019

2019 group features 10 people honoured for contributions to business and community

https://www.hamiltonnews.com/community-story/9553654-mohawk-college-announces-2019-alumni-of-distinction-honourees/

 

From beading to diaper making, incoming Yukon teachers learn First Nations basics

August 17, 2019

The school year in Yukon is approaching but some teachers have already started working — learning about the territory's First Nations.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/beading-diaper-making-incoming-yukon-130000777.html

 

Lametti announces $134,000 in funding for Indigenous law initiative

August 16, 2019

The University of Alberta’s new Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge is receiving $134,000 in funding to work with Indigenous communities to better access, understand and apply Indigenous laws, federal justice minister and attorney general David Lametti announced in Edmonton Wednesday.

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/lametti-announces-134000-in-funding-for-indigenous-law-initiative

 

Student Says Summer Work Provided Great Skills

August 16, 2019

Portage Community Revitalization Corporation's had some summer help from one of our local students. Abby Davidson came onboard as Community Engagement Assistant. She outlines what she's experienced.

https://www.portageonline.com/local/student-says-summer-work-provided-great-skills

 

Government of Canada congratulates Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the design and construction of their new school

August 15, 2019

A safe and healthy place to learn is vital to a good education. The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations communities to build school facilities that improve educational outcomes and foster pride and cultural identity for First Nations students.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-congratulates-kitchenuhmaykoosib-inninuwug-first-nation-on-the-design-and-construction-of-their-new-school-880776416.html