Dryden Now – March 6, 2019

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is continuing to take action, when it comes to rooting out the trafficking of illegal drugs at Dryden High School. “There is no place, in any of our schools, for the trafficking of narcotics, and we’ll continue to take that approach,” said the director of education, Sean Monteith, during last night’s school board meeting.



 Indigenous education conference opens with focus on language revitalization

CBC – March 5, 2019

Indigenous language revitalization was a theme as the 12th annual Matawa Education Conference kicked off at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday. New Zealand’s high commissioner to Canada, Daniel Mellsop, delivered an opening keynote touting his country’s Maori language strategy, which strives to see a million New Zealanders, or about 20 per cent of the country’s population, able to express basic ideas in Maori by 2040.



 New Northern Ontario Internship Program Announced

Net News Ledger – March 5, 2019

“We are strengthening Northern Ontario’s competitive advantage and building economic development capacity by attracting, training and retaining a highly skilled workforce,” said Minister Rickford. “Above all, we are taking action to make Northern Ontario open for business.”



 Local high school wins the Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement

Ottawa Matters – March 5, 2019

The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement has gone to a local high school for their contribution to their community.

The Smith Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) received the award for creating the of the Spirit of the Drum Education Powwows.

Two of the schools students were in Toronto yesterday to accept the award.



Ticket to glide: Manitoba First Nations kids get chance to cross-country ski through Spirit North program

CBC – March 5, 2019

A new program in Manitoba is giving First Nations children their first chance to cross-country ski.

Young people from five Manitoba communities — Nelson House, Berens River, Hollow Water, Bloodvein and Black River— gathered on the trails at Grand Beach Provincial Park Tuesday.



 Mi’kmaw students get a chance to talk with Canadian astronaut live from the International Space Station

APTN – March 5, 2019

Mi’kmaw students got a chance to gaze into outer space and talk to an astronaut today on the International Space Station.



Kahnawake launches own paramedic training program after provincial changes reduce Mohawk recruits

CBC – March 5, 2019

Ashlan Phillips grew up in a household of paramedics and now the 26-year-old Mohawk from Kahnawake will soon walk in her family’s footsteps as one of the newest recruits in her community’s first paramedic training program.



 Anishinaabe citizen raising funds to help build traditional Roundhouse in community

Anishinabek News – March 4, 2019

Kechego, also known as Waawaaskone Kiizhigo, and a group of friends and family in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are launching a new phase of their plan to raise $10,000 to build a lodge resembling the traditional Anishinaabe roundhouse in their community.



First Nations University president says he won’t seek another term

The Star – March 4, 2019

The president of the First Nations University of Canada says he will not be seeking a second term and will step down when his current term ends in June.

Loretta Pete, vice-chair of the university’s board of governors, says in a news release that Mark Dockstator was tasked five years ago with transforming the Regina school from a troubled institution into a nationally recognized leader in Indigenous education.



Ontario principals concerned about impact of autism funding changes on students

Global News – March 3, 2019

In a joint letter to Education Minister Lisa Thompson, three principals’ associations say the changes announced last month will mean many students will be spending less time in therapy with trained professionals.