CBC – November 29, 2018

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says she supports efforts by a group of northern Ontario First Nations youth for a new high school and an end to the billeting system that adds to the struggles of students who face “constant fear” in Thunder Bay.



Residential school survivor calls for review of Law Society of Ontario

APTN – Nov 29, 2018

Residential school survivors in northwestern Ontario say the Law Society of Ontario failed them miserably when it dismissed allegations mishandling claims against lawyer Doug Keshen. “No one has ever reasonably or adequately explained to the survivors, here’s what really happened,” said Garnet Angeconeb. Angeconeb is now calling for a review of the law society.



Economic Development Director Lauded for Leadership

Northern Ontario Business – Nov 29, 2018

Dawn Madahbee Leach, general manager at Waubetek Business Development Corp., has been recognized as a top female leader in Canada.



Teaching Math through Cedar Weaving, trade beads and oral history

CBC – Nov 29, 2018

Educators streamed into the Vancouver conference room to learn how curriculum specialists in Prince Rupert, B.C., are developing Ts’msyen teaching materials for math classes.



By Making Doghouses, Local Construction Students Learn About the Community

Guelph Today – Nov 29, 2018

Students at College Heights and GCVI are building a total of 25 doghouses to help provide shelter for the dogs and assist with animal management efforts on First Nations reserves



Virtual reality could “revolutionize” interest in skilled trades

Northern Ontario Business – Nov 28, 2018

A northwestern Ontario recruiting firm is entering the virtual reality realm to help steer more Indigenous people into the industrial workforce.



Traditional parenting visits from Cree elders connect urban First Nations families with culture

CBC – Nov 28, 2018

Many parents living life in the city, away from reserves, can struggle to balance the challenges of parenthood with a long list of problems including poverty, addictions and a lack of cultural identity and family connections. For some, moving to the city also involves a big culture shock that can be difficult to adjust to.



Improving Energy Efficiencies are Changing how Northern Ontario’s MoCreebec people are taking control of their power Consumption

Alternatives Journal – Nov 28, 2018

The MoCreebec Eeyoud Council, an association representing the MoCreebec people of northern Ontario, is taking charge of their power consumption. And aided by a team of researchers from Carleton University, along with community members and energy auditors, addressing many of their long-standing energy concerns is now within reach.



‘A huge class’: McGill graduates 40 students from Indigenous language and literacy program

CBC – Nov 26, 2018

The certificate is one of several programs offered in Cree, Inuktitut, Mi’kmaq, Naskapi and Mohawk through the office of First Nations and Inuit education at McGill. It is offered to people who want to improve their language skills for a variety of reasons. “This program is important in the territory,” said Mary Bear, co-ordinator of the courses offered in the Cree language. “Even though many of us speak Cree we are really losing it fast. A lot of young people don’t speak it.”