May 04, 2020

A Saskatchewan professor and scientific director of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health has been named the Indigenous Engagement Lead on the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force.


‘Literary Auntie’ Janet Rogers to launch Indigenous publishing house with new poetry collection

May 02, 2020

Mohawk/Tuscarora poet Janet Rogers is back in her home territory of Six Nations, Ont., and is opening up her own publishing house.


The Porcupine Year

May 04, 2020

The Porcupine Year is the third volume by Louise Erdrich that follows the life of Omakayas. Set in 1852, Omakayas’ family has left their beloved home and lands where war parties of the Bwaanag (Dakota) roam.


Most First Nations elementary schools to stay closed as Quebec moves to reopen

May 01, 2020

As Quebec plans to reopen elementary schools in the coming weeks, most First Nations-run schools in the province say they’re staying closed for the remainder of the school year.


Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

May 01, 2020

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is the story of Louise Erdrich’s trip from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Lake of the Woods. The book is a personal narrative as she explores the region in which her ancestors lived, loved, and died as well as a trip of personal growth, learning, and connecting to the land and waters.


Wolastoqi artist paints teepee as space to honour, share language

April 29, 2020

Wolastoqi artist Natalie Sappier’s new project is aimed at honouring those who are preserving Indigenous languages. She is painting the canvas of a teepee that will be erected on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.


Carcross teachers go door-to-door to ensure students without internet access aren’t left out

April 30, 2020

For many students, learning from home is hard enough. But for those without access to the internet, it’s even more challenging. That’s why some teachers are turning to the kinds of materials they likely had growing up: printed handouts.


Pawâkan Macbeth: Cree culture meets the Bard in a new variation for a new world, via Zoom

April 30, 2020

Theatre lovers get a sneak peek Friday at a new, Stratford-bound production as Pawâkan Macbeth goes online, part of #CanadaPerforms,a National Arts Centre program in support of professional Canadian artists following COVID-19.


Lack of teachers, internet puts Garden Hill First Nation’s school year at risk

April 28, 2020

One northern Manitoba First Nation has cancelled the remainder of its school year, while others face barriers to educating students while classroom learning is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the province of Manitoba suspended classes a week before the scheduled spring break, with schools to remain closed until at least April 10.


Ontario education minister says publicly-funded schools closed until at least May 31

April 26, 2020

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31.At a news conference on Sunday, Lecce said the decision was made based on the advice of Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer of health, and the province’s COVID-19 Command Table. He said the announcement is also to provide students, parents and teachers with “greater certainty” as the pandemic continues.


Students, there’s help for you too during COVID-19. Here’s how to access it

April 27, 2020

Students, I know this summer is likely not shaping up the way you’d expected. Your regular jobs and internships may not be available, or they’ve changed dramatically because of COVID-19. Chances are you were relying on that income to help pay tuition and other costs for the fall 2020 semester.


Trudeau announces $75M in pandemic aid for Indigenous students

April 22, 2020

Facing criticism over his government’s emergency relief packages and people falling through the cracks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded with help for post-secondary students.


Feds expected to unveil more emergency aid for students, young Canadians

April 22, 2020

The federal government is expected to announce today more significant financial support for students and other young Canadians struggling to stay afloat and find jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons

April 21,2020

Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons explores 13 different and highly summarized Indigenous stories from across North America. The work is aimed at kindergarten or younger children and intends to provide a flavour of Indigenous knowledge of the moon’s association with natural rhythms and seasonal changes.


Book review: The Scout: Tommy Prince

April 20, 2020

The Scout: Tommy Prince is a graphic novel based on the true story of Tommy Prince. The novel is aimed at students in Grades 4 to 6, but works as a colourful visual source for highschool and university students. It is a well-illustrated and written narrative that highlights Prince’s activities prior to, during, and immediately after his military service.