Innu groups file human rights complaint over inadequate school spending in Labrador

June 20, 2022

The Innu Nation and its joint education body have filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, alleging that funding for education of Innu children in Labrador is inadequate.

Former VJH principle guides Indigenous education

June 21, 2022

Last June, as the 2020-2021 school season wound down, Virden Junior High Principal, Don Nahachewsky prepared to trade his long-time leadership role in Virden for the broader responsibility to support education in Ontario’s Northern remote schools.

Wiikwemkoong educator stars in picture book celebrating Anishinaabe traditions

June 21, 2022

Nimkii Lavell has plenty of experience reading to kids. He used to work as a school librarian and is now the land-based learning lead for the Wiikwemkoong Board of Education on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario.

How learning a First Nations language helps these 3 people connect with culture, family, community

June 21, 2022

Chance Paupanekis credits much of his well-being to learning his traditional language.Paupanekis, who is from the Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, is studying Ininimowin — a Cree language that has five major dialects, according to Indigenous Languages of Manitoba.

Mother tongue: How lullabies could help revitalize Indigenous languages

June 21, 2022

What if lullabies could be more than just a comforting naptime ritual? What if, when passed down intergenerationally, they could also be a key element in re-introducing Indigenous languages?

Indigenous room at Sarnia high school getting results

June 19, 2022

The Den, an Indigenous room at Great Lakes secondary school in Sarnia, is doing what it was designed to do, says Dallas Sinopole with the Lambton-Kent District school board.

Aki Kikinomakaywin Program Offers Hands-on STEAM Learning Opportunities for Indigenous Youth in Northern Ontario

June 17, 2022

NORDIK Institute is launching its new Aki Kikinomakaywin (Learning on the land) program, which offers hands-on, Indigenous science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) training for Indigenous youth.

Quebec promises to protect Indigenous languages, women, access to justice in new action plan

June 17, 2022

On Friday, the Quebec government announced its 141.1-million-dollar action plan for First Nations and Inuit over the next five years. The plan, titled “Together for Future Generations: 2022-2027 Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Wellness of the First Nations and Inuit,” involves 13 government departments and bodies. The budget breakdown was not released at Friday’s press conference.

Canada must fulfill its obligation to Indigenous children says Anishinabek Nation leadership

June 14, 2022

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (June 14, 2022) – On behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe and Children’s Commissioner Ogimaa Duke Peltier have issued a statement in response to the recent report released by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child expressing deep concerns about the welfare of Indigenous children in Canada.