Ontario removes Indigenous science framework from provincial curriculum

August 3, 2022

The Anishinabek Nation and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) are opposed to and disappointed with the Ontario Minister of Education’s decision to remove the Indigenous science framework from the Ontario curriculum. The two organizations have indicated they would be willing to host a meeting with ministry officials to advocate for the inclusion of these expectations for all students in Ontario.


Calgary Foundation makes largest-ever gift to UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy

August 3, 2022

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, has received a $1-million gift from the Calgary Foundation — the largest single gift the strategy has received to date.


University of Saskatchewan turns to Indigenous governments to root out identity fraud

August 3, 2022

After months of consultation about how to stop “pretend Indians” from taking jobs and scholarships meant for genuine Indigenous people, the University of Saskatchewan has decided to rely on Indigenous governments to verify identity.


Queen’s University to have Indigenous verification standards for staff

August 3, 2022

A First Nations academic says he is taking a wait and see attitude after Queen’s University pledged to bring in new policies regarding Indigenous verification.


Pope says genocide took place at Canada’s residential schools

July 30, 2022

While the word genocide wasn’t heard in any of Pope Francis’s addresses during a week-long trip to Canada, on his flight back to Rome, he said everything he described about the residential school system and its forced assimilation of Indigenous children amounts to genocide.


Summer program teaches Sudbury, Ont., high schoolers Indigenous practices

July 29, 2022

For high school students like Julia Parenteau, learning during a global pandemic was a challenge.


Chiefs of Ontario – Education Agreement Resources

The Chiefs of Ontario have created a versatile and easy-to-use toolkit for First Nations to negotiate Education Agreements with Ontario school boards that meets their unique needs. The Education Agreement resources are available on the Chiefs of Ontario Education Portal here: https://education.chiefs-of-ontario.org/priorities/lifelonglearning/education-agreements/. For more information, please contact Patrik.Lowen@coo.org