How Indigenous sign language is helping this woman connect with her culture
July 11, 2022
Learning Plains Sign Language is about reclaiming her heritage, making language grow, she says the word “deaf” isn’t just an adjective for Paula MacDonald — it’s part of her identity.
Immersion key to preserving traditional Wolastoqey language
July 11, 2022
The key to preserving the traditional language of the Wolastoqey nation is immersion, says a well-known Wolastoqey language rights advocate.
Four BC First Nations conclude self-government agreements regarding education
July 11, 2022
In a celebration at Seabird Island today, four First Nations—Cowichan Tribes, Lil’wat Nation, ʔaq’am, and Seabird Island—were recognized and celebrated for concluding self-government agreements regarding education on their lands.
Students, Indigenous elders collaborate to decolonize B.C. museum exhibits
July 10, 2022
A museum in the Central Kootenay community of Creston, B.C., is getting an update, with the help of local Grade 7 students and Indigenous elders.
Cree U of Winnipeg graduate speaks her language in valedictory address
July 9, 2022
Sharissa Neault was in disbelief when she heard she had been chosen as one of the University of Winnipeg’s valedictorians for the 2022 spring convocation.
Queen’s University should apologize, create process to validate Indigenous identity: report
July 8, 2022
A review of how Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., evaluates Indigenous identity when hiring staff calls for the school to apologize for the pain the issue has recently caused and recommends all faculty who self-declared as Indigenous undergo a new process to validate their identity.
New Faculty Members to Join First Nations University of Canada
July 7, 2022
On July 1, 2022, the First Nations University of Canada welcomed two new faculty members in Indigenous Languages, and Indigenous Business & Public Administration. A third member will begin on July 11, 2022, in Indigenous Education. All new faculty will be based out of the Regina Campus.
Education ministers to meet in Regina for a symposium on Indigenizing education
July 4, 2022
Education ministers across the country will meet in Regina at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) for the 110th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) where discussions of advancing and Indigenizing education will occur.
University of Alberta students build shed to foster sport on Kapawe’no First Nation
July 3, 2022
University of Alberta students have repurposed an old shed on the Kapawe’no First Nation in northern Alberta and filled it with sports equipment for children in the community.
Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda appointed chancellor at University of Ottawa
July 2, 2022
It marks the first time an Indigenous leader will hold the role.
Eshkawkogan to further hockey and educational careers in southern Ontario
June 28, 2022
Eshkawkogan, a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, spent the past hockey season toiling with the Sudbury-based Nickel City Sons’ Under-14 AAA squad.
School district passes $239M budget for 2022-2023 school year
June 27, 2022
A $239 million-dollar balanced operating budget for the 2022-2023 school year was approved by the Abbotsford Board of Education on June 14, 2022, at their last public Board meeting for the current school year.