Despite changes to the law, KEC still fighting Bill 96

April 28, 2022

The Kahnawake Education Center and the Kahnawake Combined School Committee are continuing the battle against a potential new provincial law requiring advanced knowledge of French – one that might have an odious effect on local students when they go to apply to universities, KEC’s director said yesterday.

Nunavut government asks judge to throw out Inuktut education lawsuit

April 28, 2022

The Government of Nunavut is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit over the rights of students to be educated in Inuktut.

Rosetta Stone adds Ojibwe to language preservation initiative

April 27, 2022

The Ojibwe, or Anishinaabe, people have faced enemies familiar to Indigenous people worldwide: Colonialism and imperialism. After generations of discrimination and oppression, the Ojibwe language became endangered. Machine learning and AI power the technology that will help preserve endangered languages. Members and descendants of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will have free access to lessons.

The former Ryerson University starts a ‘new chapter’ with name change, says president

April 26, 2022

The president of Toronto Metropolitan University says the school’s new name perfectly encompasses everything the institution is and aspires to be.  The university’s board of directors voted last August to drop the name Ryerson University amid pressure from students and staff. The school’s former namesake Egerton Ryerson was an educator and Methodist minister who is considered one of the primary architects of Canada’s residential school system.

First cohort from unique Indigenous law program set to graduate

April 18, 2022

It’s the first law degree of its kind in the world and this spring the University of Victoria will see 23 students graduate each with a degree in Indigenous law—Juris Indigenarum Doctor (JID) combined with a Juris Doctor (JD). The graduates will receive their diplomas in June at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria.

School board introduces new Indigenous education initiatives

April 18, 2022

The Near North District School Board is taking a “multi-layered approach” to support Indigenous education that includes three new initiatives it plans to launch throughout the year.

First Nations Youth connect with STEM mentors at OFNTSC summit

April 15, 2022

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation’s 2022 First Nations Youth STEM Summit included presentations by Fort William Elder Rita Fenton, Oneida Nation of the Thames’ Danny Deleary, and Red Rock Indian Band’s Jason Thompson. The STEM Summit was a hybrid event, with the in-person portion taking place at the Fort William Historical Site in Thunder Bay, and a live broadcast for youth across the province on March 30.

Wiikwemkoong students talk to Canadian philanthropist Mark Pathy aboard the International Space

April 14, 2022

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory – On a wet cold day in April students in Mrs. Natalie Parrington’s grade 7 class at the Wiikwemkoong Pontiac School had a once-in-a-lifetime chance…speak with a person aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! That person was Canadian Philanthropist – Mark Pathy.  Mr. Pathy is part of the four-member Axiom Mission 1 crew that arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, April 9th, 2022, aboard the first all-private charter flight to the ISS.

Fort William citizen elected as trustee with Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

April 14, 2022

Fort William First Nation’s Sarah Pelletier looks forward to taking on the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (TBCDSB) trustee role that her late father Phil Pelletier held for about 24 years.