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Norquest College: Community Impact 2018 a must read!

June 19, 2018 This fresh and bold edition of Community Impact invites you to step into the stories of NorQuest College students, graduates, employees, donors, and partners. Check out these real, concrete examples of how NorQuest College is transforming lives. NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201812 Views

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Cree curriculum at heart of new Alberta First Nation education plan – Global News

June 20, 2018 Alberta’s education minister signed a new education framework with a First Nation south of Edmonton on Wednesday morning. Education Minister David Eggen met with the four Maskwacis to sign the agreement that’s intended to give kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the community access to a Cree-based curriculum. The agreement will provide […]

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Celebrating agreement to support Maskwacis students

Jun 20, 2018 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement about today’s Education Framework Agreement signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree First Nations: “Today, I was pleased to participate in a formal signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree Nations to mark the finalization of the Maskwacîs Cree – Government of Alberta Framework […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20187 Views

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Newly named U of A residences honour Indigenous culture and history – Folio

June 15 2018 Two new residence buildings will bear the names of former senator Thelma Chalifoux and the Cree word for a plant used to build sweat lodges. The University of Alberta announced the names of its two newest residences today at a meeting of its board of governors. Thelma Chalifoux Hall, named in honour […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201814 Views

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UCalgary archaeology students spearhead Aboriginal Youth Engagement Program – UCalgary Today

Indigenous high school students take part in archaeological excavations at Cluny Fortified Village As she counted down the days leading up to her high school class archaeological dig on Blackfoot territory at the Cluny Fortified Village, nobody was more thrilled for 16-year-old Kerisa McHugh-Kerr than her grandmother. “My grandma is the one person I always […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201814 Views

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AB Government: Indigenous programming at affordable child centres

Jun 14, 2018 Alberta children are learning about traditional language and culture, with five new $25-a-day child care centres offering Indigenous-focused programming. Little Sundance Daycare in Calgary is one of six Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centres across Alberta implementing Indigenous-focused programming, including traditional drumming, storytelling and lessons in Michif, Blackfoot and Cree. “Reconciliation […]

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Students from Calgary and Tsuut’ina create mural for Fort Calgary – Thestar.com

June 13, 2018 CALGARY—Students from Calgary and the Tsuut’ina Nation gathered at Fort Calgary on Wednesday to witness the unveiling of a tiled mural celebrating Indigenous culture, vibrancy, and resiliency. The colourful work — called Many Hands — was crafted by the many hands of children from Calgary Arts Academy, Chiila Elementary School and Connect […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201812 Views

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Star Indigenous student wins Canada’s biggest poetry prize – Folio

Griffin Poetry Prize caps off a series of honours for doctoral student and Rhodes Scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt. University of Alberta doctoral student and Rhodes Scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt won Canada’s most illustrious poetry honour—the Griffin Poetry Prize. Belcourt, 23, is the youngest person ever to win the annual prize. Belcourt’s This Wound is a World was […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201813 Views

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Olds College Hosts Eagle Feather and Sash Ceremony at Convocation

Indigenous convocates were invited to participate in an eagle feather and sash ceremony on the morning of convocation day. Elder Doreen Bergum and Elder John Sinclair were welcomed to oversee the ceremony and present the students with their eagle feathers and sashes The morning began with one of the most intrinsic pieces of an indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201811 Views

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Wolf Creek Public Schools hires First Nations Métis and Inuit Learning Supports Coach – Red Deer Advocate

Jun. 8, 2018 Wolf Creek Public Schools will have a First Nations Métis and Inuit Learning Supports Coach starting next year. Josephine Small will step into the new position Aug. 30. The position was developed after the district was approved funding through Alberta government’s Innovation in First Nations Education (IFNE) grant program. “I am blessed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201820 Views

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