Wawatay News – August 1, 2017

“We’ve talked a lot at Northern Caucus about using our collective voice to support the work I am doing to boost up that (Aboriginal Skills Education Training) Fund, to bring it forward, to rejuvenate it to make sure that we are respecting what Indigenous people have been telling us through the consultation process,” says Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. “It is going to be really helpful to have the Northern Caucus work with me on that message so that by the time we get to budget time, there has been a very loud and clear message, not just from me as the minister of Employment, but also from Northern Caucus, to say this is critical to turning the page. We know that intergenerational poverty is really only solved through economic development and through employment.” http://www.wawataynews.ca/politics/aboriginal-skills-education-training-fund-focus-liberal-caucus-meeting


Kasabonika Youth Attend National Science Camp

Wawatay News – August 1, 2017

Kasabonika Lake’s Joe Brown, centre with hat, met about 50 Indigenous youth from across Canada and participated in a wide variety of activities during the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada National Science Camp, held July 16-22 in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Submitted photo. Kasabonika Lake’s Joe Brown enjoyed meeting Indigenous youth from across Canada at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s week-long National Science Camp in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “It was fun — I enjoyed it,” says Brown, a Grade 8 graduate from the Chief Simeon McKay Education Centre in Kasabonika. “I became friends with almost everyone, people from all around Canada.” http://www.wawataynews.ca/feature-stories/kasabonika-youth-attend-national-science-camp


Curve Lake School Could Expand to Grade 6

The Peterborough Examiner – July 29, 2017

CURVE LAKE – Curve Lake First Nation is getting $142,000 from the federal government for a school feasibility study. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett made the announcement at the cenotaph park at Curve Lake on Friday. “This is a small first step – but it is a journey together,” Bennett said. About 20 people were at the small park at Curve Lake to hear the announcement. http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2017/07/29/curve-lake-school-could-expand-to-grade-6


Anishinabek Nation Mourns Passing of Influential Educator

Anishinabek News – July 29, 2017

HEAD OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (July 29, 2017)—Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a great educator from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Stephen Fox. “My heart-felt condolences go to his wife Monica, his three children and grandchildren, and family,” expressed Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. “I’d also like to extend my condolences to his community, and all of the students he taught and were impacted by him, and his colleagues who had the pleasure of working alongside of him. His absence will be felt. He was a really great man who always had a big smile on his face. He will be missed.” http://anishinabeknews.ca/2017/07/29/anishinabek-nation-mourns-passing-of-influential-educator/


Nipissing First Nation Awarded Bid to House Kinoomaadziwin Education BODY

Anishinabek News – July 24, 2017

GARDEN VILLAGE (July 21, 2017)–Nipissing First Nation is pleased to announce that our bid to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body within our territory was successful.  We will be providing space within one of our existing facilities for 3 to 5 staff initially until construction of a dedicated building is completed, which is anticipated for the fall of 2018. “This is a significant milestone for our nation and for the future of education services across the Anishinabek territory,” said Chief Scott McLeod.  “The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body will help First Nations build capacity, deliver services and realize our vision to implement self-determination of education.” http://anishinabeknews.ca/2017/07/24/nipissing-first-nation-awarded-bid-to-house-kinoomaadziwin-education-body/